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Police: 1-Year-Old Baby Dies After Suffering Severe Abuse


HUDSON, Mich. (WLNS) – A 25-year-old man from Ypsilanti could face murder charges in connection with the serious injury and death of a 1-year-old child.

LeRoy Henry Beals was allegedly abused last Monday night around 8:45 in the 200 block of Division Street in Hudson. Police received a complaint at the residence and say shortly after they were notified, the child was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to a Toledo hospital for more treatment.

The child died Wednesday night at Toledo's Children Hospital.

Timothy Martin was arrested on October 17. Police say there was probable cause to believe Martin severely injured the child, which led to the baby's death. He is currently being held on charges of first degree child abuse.

While officials still don't know the exact cause of death, they say there's enough evidence to believe timothy martin abused the little boy. The Lenewee County prosecutor says Martin had lived inside the home with LeRoy's mother for about a month, and that Martin was the only one home when this all happened.

"If he seen something move, an animal or a car, he'd point and laugh. Just cheek to cheek he'd smile," said Hal First, a family friend and neighbor. "His mom used to take him for a walk in his stroller up and down the sidewalk. She'd come over to our driveway and I'd play with him. We have a stone driveway and you'd give him a stone and he'd play with it and laugh. Really cute for being a boy baby."


Autopsy results are expected to come back in the next couple of weeks.


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