child abuse

Dad Charged With Homicide Claims He Fell Down Stairs With BabyA Livonia father who claims he was holding his 10-month-old baby when he fell down a flight of stairs has been charged with homicide and child abuse in the infant's death.
Mom, Boyfriend Charged In Death Of 18-Month-Old BoyMurder and manslaughter charges have been filed against a Clinton Township couple in the death of a little boy.
Defense Portrays Teen As Deeply Troubled At Murder TrialThe stepfather of a 13-year-old boy who killed another boy at a park said he beat the teen with a belt, testimony that was intended to reinforce an insanity defense during the murder trial.
Jurors Hear 911 Call In Murder Trial Of 13-Year-Old BoyWhen asked who was stabbed, the boy replied: "I don't know, I'm fed up with life."
Jury Selected In Murder Trial For 13-Year-Old Michigan BoyThe boy is charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground last year.
Judge Defends Himself In Baby Death Case, Says Overturning Murder Conviction Will Have 'Chilling Effect'A Jackson County judge says a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to throw out a murder conviction will have a "chilling effect" on judges statewide.
No Murder Charge Against Mom In Boy's Death In Hot Van, Court RulesThe state appeals court won't upset a decision that dismissed a second-degree murder charge against Audrionna Rhoades of Shelby Township.
Convicted Murderer To Get New Trial In Baby's Death; Judge Asked Too Many QuestionsThe Supreme Court said the judge likely influenced the jury, especially when he acted like a prosecutor while questioning a defense expert.
Wyandotte Mother, Boyfriend Charged After Toddler's Death Ruled HomicideA 26-year-old mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the beating death of the woman's 2-year-old son.
Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Child's DeathIn a unanimous decision, the court says Leo Ackley was poorly served by a trial lawyer who failed to call any expert witnesses.
Judge Orders Murder Trial For Couple In Starving Of Girl, 5Mackenzie had pneumonia and an infection, and her 3-year-old sister also was found malnourished, dehydrated and abused and weighed 17 pounds, authorities say.
Dad Facing Abuse Charges After Kids Get Sick From Suspected Marijuana-Laced CandyBoth children were lethargic, vomiting and experiencing hallucinations, police said.