ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago. Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated in the Oct. 18 robbery.
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) - A man walking a dog along a western Michigan dirt road has found a newborn with her umbilical cord still attached. Jeff Kopp says he thought the dog was sniffing a rabbit about 10:30 a.m. Monday in White Cloud. Kopp says he starting yelling when the unclothed baby moved. His wife and daughter held her until police arrived. Authorities say the baby had some scrapes and may have been there for six hours. The mother is described as a teenager who lives across from where the newborn was found. Palmiter says she and child are in good condition at a hospital.
DETROIT (AP) - A trial is scheduled for Sept. 8 to decide whether the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance will lose custody of their children. Michigan is seeking to terminate Charlie Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell's rights to two other children and the father's rights to Charlie Bothuell V. Police found Charlie Bothuell V in the basement of his father's condo on June 25.
DETROIT (AP) - An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home has testified that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking. Davonta Bynes testified Monday at the trial of Theodore Wafer. The 55-year-old Wafer says he shot Renisha McBride on his porch in in self-defense. Wafer says he shot the woman in self-defense.
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