- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A 23-year-old man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with the death of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a vacant house in Detroit.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Jacob Barnes of Lincoln Park and 16-year-old Jeremy Lee of Detroit are expected to be arraigned Thursday on murder, assault of a pregnant individual causing the death of a fetus and mutilation of a dead body charges.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Amanda Benton of Melvindale was beaten Sept. 26 and driven to the vacant house in Southwest Detroit. Her body was set on fire. Benton was approximately five months pregnant.

Barnes and Lee were arrested Friday. Lee is being charged as an adult.

Court records did not list attorneys for Barnes and Lee.

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