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      Michael Lawrence will stand trial for the death of Layla Jones

      <p>Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark ruled there's enough evidence to try 24-year-old Michael D. Lawrence on a first-degree murder charge in the August 2012 slaying of 6-year-old Layla Jones in Saginaw.</p>

      A Michigan man accused of killing the mother of his 3-year-old son during a year on the run from the fatal drive-by shooting of a 6-year-old girl has been ordered to stand trial in the first killing.

      Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark ruled there's enough evidence to try 24-year-old Michael D. Lawrence on a first-degree murder charge in the August 2012 slaying of 6-year-old Layla Jones in Saginaw.

      He's one of four suspects.

      A hearing next month will decide whether he stands trial in his ex-girlfriend's killing.

      Saginaw police say Lawrence killed 23-year-old Angelica Olivarez. Police discovered her body April 15 in her home after 3-year-old Michael Lawrence III was found wandering the streets.

      An FBI-led task force captured Lawrence Aug. 30 in Las Vegas.