The child’s mother, Azuradee Francia, 31, was also charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy with first-degree child abuse, torture and concealing a death, which are all felonies, hanno detto i funzionari.
France was arraigned Sunday and pleaded not guilty, the prosecutor’s office told CNN.
The child’s body was discovered early Friday after police officers responded to the home to conduct a wellness check
, Detroit Police Chief James White said at a conferenza stampa
Venerdì. The officers found the child’s body decomposing in a freezer
, White ha detto.
Investigators said they are unsure at this point how long the child’s body was in the freezer or when or how he may have died. The medical examiner’s office ruled the boy’s death a homicide, ha detto la polizia.
“The alleged facts in this case have astounded even the seriously jaded,” Worthy said in a statement.
Five other children who lived in the house were checked at a hospital and were being placed into custody of Child Protective Services, ha detto la polizia.
France remains in custody, and her next hearing is scheduled for July 8, the prosecutor’s office said.