Suspect in four-year-old murder seeks bail

Anthony Bennett will appear in federal court on Tuesday.

The suspect facing assault charges in connection with the death of a four-year-old boy is expected back in federal court on Tuesday.

Carnel Chamberlain disappeared while in the care of his mother's boyfreind, Anthony Bennett.

Authorites say the boy's body was found at his home on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Reservation near Mount Pleasant, buried under a wooden porch.

Meanwhile the family has indicated that it may be more than a month before a funeral can be held.

Bennett has been described as the last person to keep watch over Carnel Chamberlain before the boy disappeared June 21.

No one has been formally charged yet with Carnel's death, but Bennett is charged with assaulting him in late May or early June. He lived with the boy and Carnel's mother, Jaimee Chamberlain.

Defense attorney Anthony Chambers will ask a judge to release Bennett on bond Tuesday during a hearing in federal court in Bay City. Prosecutors want him kept behind bars.