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 he and others have set up an account that’ll be used to pay for the boy’s funeral.