Jurors reconvene for Brandon Hayes trial Thursday

Jurors in the Brandon Hayes' trial will return to Port Huron Thursday for closing arguments.


The jury found Brandon Hayes guilty on all counts Thursday. Brandon Hayes was charged with 10 counts, including first-degree murder, child abuse and torture in the April 2010 death of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun.

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Trial is wrapping up for the man accused of torturing and killing 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun in April 2010. Jurors will return to St. Clair County Thursday for instructions before they take the case behind doors.

The case against Brandon Hayes has been so highly publicized in Genesee County, it was moved to St. Clair County, where jurors were selected. The jury was bussed to Flint every morning to hear witness testimony.

During the week-and-a-half of testimony, jurors heard the medical examiner's graphic account of how he found Dominick Calhoun's body, bruised and beaten.

Dominick's mother took the stand last week, painting then-boyfriend Brandon Hayes as someone who was so enraged he pulled out Dominick's teeth with his bare hands.

On Tuesday, Dominick's family called for capital punishment for the alleged fatal beating. That's illegal in the state of Michigan, but they say it's the only thing that would bring closure after their loss.

Hayes is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, and torture. If convicted, he faces life in prison.