6-year-old found burned and beaten dies, parents arraigned today
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:30:37 GMT —
The 6-year-old boy that police found burned and beaten has died, according to officials. An autopsy is being done on the victim today.
Today at Saginaw's 70th district court, the mother of the victim, 30-year-old Mio Campbell, was charged with first degree child abuse.
The man who Campbell says is the father of the victim, 39-year-old Aki Dillard, has been charged with assault with intent to murder, torture, and child abuse in the first degree.
Bond has been set at $5 million for Campbell. Dillard has a $5 million bond set for each of the three counts he was charged with.
In both cases, should murder charges be filed based on the autopsy results, the bonds would be removed.
Judge Kyle Higgs Tarrant presided over the arraignment.
There were a total of four children in the home at the time of the incident. The other three children, a 6-month old, a 2-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old girl, have been removed from the home by authorities.
Once the autopsy is complete, more charges may be filed against the two suspects.
Last Thursday afternoon, February 27th, the Saginaw Police Department responded to a home on Aimes Street on a report of an unresponsive child.
When the police arrived, according to the Michigan State Police, they found the boy with burns on his body and trauma to his head.
The investigation into this case was a joint operation between the Michigan State Police and the Saginaw Police Department.
The preliminary exam for both Dillard and Campbell has been set for March 17th at 4:00 pm.