Man charged with murder in death of 6-year-old son

Aki Dillard (left) and Milo Campbell were arrested after 6-year-old Elijah Dillard died (Photo courtesy WEYI-TV; March 4, 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 he and others have set up an account that’ll be used to pay for the boy’s funeral.

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