- 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.

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

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