New charge ahead for pair as son, 6, dies of burns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - The Saginaw County prosecutor says he expects to file new charges against a couple arrested in the burning and beating of their 6-year-old son after the boy died from his injuries.

Thirty-nine-year-old Aki Dillard and 30-year-old Mio Campbell were arraigned by video link Monday. Dillard is charged with attempted murder and child abuse, while Campbell is charged with child abuse.

Authorities say police were called to a Saginaw home and found Elijah Dillard with extensive burns and a head injury. Prosecutor John McColgan Jr. says Elijah died over the weekend.

District Judge Kyle Higgs Tarrant has set Dillard's bond at $15 million and Campbell's at $5 million. The judge scheduled their probable cause hearing for March 17.

The prosecutor's office didn't immediately have information on whether the defendants have lawyers.


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