4 charged in alleged scheme to abduct, torture, kill child at county fair

Four people are facing charges related to an alleged scheme to kidnap, torture and kill a child at a county fair in southern Michigan.

The suspects planned to torture and sexually assault the child before disposing of the body, according to the Michigan Attorney General's Office.

It's unclear whether the suspects were targeting a specific child or county fair.

The four suspects have been identified as:
- David Bailey, 37, of Coldwater, formerly of Kalamazoo
- Matthew Toole, 32, of Battle Creek
- Talia Furman, 32, of Springfield
- Jayme LaPointe, 19, of Athens

They were arrested after an investigation by Michigan State Police. All four have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit criminal sexual conduct 1st degree.

All three charges carry a possible sentence of up to life in prison.

The suspects remained in custody on Friday awaiting arraignment.