Authorities in Livingston County say a 3-year-old boy suffered over 60 different injuries at the hands of his step-grandmother.
Randy Gardner and his wife are charged with torturing and starving to death their four-year-old nephew.
Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have filed animal torture charges against two teenage boys they accuse of using a steel bar to impale beef cattle.
Prosecutors say 4-year-old Robert Byrd died at the hands of his aunt and uncle.
Charges have been brought in two apparently unrelated Lansing cases involving brutalized pit bulls.
The search is on to find a suspect who tortured two dogs with a hatchet near Chelsea.