Sentence Gives Teen Who Stabbed Boy To Death At Playground A Chance At Freedom At 21The defense argued that years of abuse at home had ruined the boy's mental health and overwhelmed his decisions, but the jury convicted him of first-degree murder.
Deadly Child Abuse Case Linked To 'Reckless Act' Of Messy House"The reckless act is that their house is a pigsty," Yasmin Poles, an assistant Macomb County prosecutor, argued in court. "It's a reckless act because their child is dead."
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.
Parents Charged In Malnourished Girl's Death Await Key HearingThe father and stepmother accused of murder, torture and abuse after two young girls were found malnourished and dehydrated are scheduled to return to court.