Month: March 2015

March 31, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Siblings Knew about Dead Children At her arraignment, Mitchelle Blair showed little emotion, and with the exception of repeatedly scratching her face, had little to contribute to the proceedings. Accused of torturing and then murdering two of her children, then storing their bodies in a freezer, Blair is looking at the possibility of a lifetime…

March 30, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

More Babies Born Addicted to Drugs Addiction is hard – ask anyone who has ever battled to regain their freedom from an addiction, and they will tell you it is one of the hardest wars you will ever fight. And even when you’ve won, you’re still not really safe. But those whose struggle in some…

March 29, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Detroit Mother Facing Charges In a tragic turn of events, a recent eviction in Detroit’s Eastside became a horrific crime scene and will likely result in one woman losing two of her children, and going to prison for the murder of two others.   According to police, an eviction crew arrived at the Martin Luther…

March 28, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Potterville man who abused teens to withdraw his plea? Even at the last moment, things can change. And that is certainly the case for Shawnn Michell Degner who, on the day he was supposed to be sentenced, found out that the judge intended to impose a higher sentence than had formerly been agreed upon. This…

March 27, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Alexandra Alexi, a 23-year-old resident of Lansing, is facing a number of very serious felony charges. Police say it was child abuse that lead to the death of her two-month-old baby boy in September of 2014.   According to police records, Police and paramedics responded to an emergency call from an apartment. Alexi and her…

March 26, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

In January, we wrote an article about the proposed gun bill that Governor Snyder had chosen to veto in the interest of keeping domestic violence victims safer. The reasons for his decision were because Senate Bills 789 and 790 proposed to make modifications to the Michigan concealed carrying laws. The changes could have affected the…

March 17, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a national program with specially trained  volunteers who are appointed by family court judges to act as assistants to the court in child abuse cases. There has been a CASA center in Saginaw for over a decade now, and Bay City is about to get their own.

March 14, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The death of a baby is a tragedy. But when the infant is found to have sustained head wounds before passing away, it is only natural for authorities to wonder if there is perhaps more to the story. In this case, it has resulted in a teenaged father being charged with abuse and murder.  …

March 12, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Child abuse is a tragedy. But possibly even more tragic is when those who are tasked with caring for and assisting child abuse victims, end up using them instead as a means to an end. Like Melodie Ann Brooks, the former director of the Monroe County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). She is charged with embezzling…

March 4, 2015 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The preliminary hearing for Steven A. Torres and his wife, Erica Jackson-Torres, the Saginaw couple facing charges of 1st degree child abuse, took place just last month in the Saginaw County District Court. But this case took like it may take a while to untangle, as there is a good deal of “he said, she…