Saginaw man charged with murder in 6-year-old's death

Elijah Dillard was found unresponsive last Thursday at a homes in Amers Street in Saginaw.

The man accused of burning and beating a 6-year-old little boy last week in Saginaw is now facing murder charges.

Aki Dillard was arraigned on new charges this afternoon- including pre-meditated murder, felony homicide, torture and child abuse- in the death of his son, Elijah.

Police responded to a home on Ames Street last Thursday where they found the little boy unresponsive.

According to police, the child was covered with burns and bruises.

Elijah died over the weekend.

Mio Campbell, Elijah's mom, is also charged with child abuse in the case.

Dillard and Campbell will be in court later this month.