Cheatham is charged with first-degree murder, torture, arson and other crimes in the death of Mariah Smith.
A Saginaw County Circuit Judge says she plans to issue a minimum sentence of 8 years, 4 months for manslaughter.
A trial is scheduled to begin in the case of a Detroit man accused of abducting, raping and killing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old niece.
The law is a result of the 2009 discovery of more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits recovered from a Detroit police storage facility.
Lawyers say DNA tests exclude him and point to another man in a 2006 attack on a woman.
A Detroit man charged in the kidnapping and torture of a woman who was beaten and burned with a blowtorch has been acquitted.
A man charged in connection with a gang rape reported just prior to a blaze that gutted a 42-unit apartment building faces an arson charge in a separate fire.
The 10-year-old girl’s parents told investigators they were awakened early Saturday at their home near Charlotte by her screaming.
A Michigan woman who pleaded no contest to pulling off a cancer scam has been sentenced to one year in jail that will be served at the same time as another prison sentence.
A 23-year-old man has been arraigned on torture and attempted rape charges following an attack on a Detroit woman who he allegedly burned with a blow torch.