- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Saginaw man has been charged with murder in the death of his 6-year-old son.

Aki Dillard was arraigned on first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder charges Tuesday, a day after an autopsy was completed on the victim, Elijah Dillard, who died Saturday.

Thirty-nine-year-old Aki Dillard was ordered held without bond. Elijah’s mother, Mio Campbell, faces a child abuse charge and is jailed on a $5 million bond.

Aki Dillard has not yet been assigned an attorney. A message seeking comment was left Wednesday with a lawyer for the 30-year-old Campbell.

Elijah’s uncle, Omar Dillard, tells The Saginaw News (https://bit.ly/1hLU5aj ) he and others have set up an account that’ll be used to pay for the boy’s funeral.

Police say Elijah appeared to have burns on his body and head trauma.


Information from: The Saginaw News, https://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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