Bones found in Detroit home; 2 charged with abusing 2nd child

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Detroit police investigating injuries to a 1-year-old boy say they found the skeletal remains of a baby who is the brother of the living child.

Police say the mother told investigators that Deante Miller died two years ago. Authorities say the couple burned him in a barbecue grill and hid what was left of the baby in the ceiling of a home.

The boys' parents are 24-year-old Nickella Reid and 27-year-old Joseph Miller. They were arraigned Saturday on first- and second-degree child abuse charges for injuries to the 1-year-old child, who is in fair condition at a hospital.

Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller tells The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press that the child was severely abused. He suffered burns over one-third of his body.

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