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Murder Charge Filed in Boy's Death on Indian Land


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - A central Michigan man accused of assaulting a 4-year-old boy last summer has been charged with killing him.

A federal grand injury indicted Anthony Bennett on Wednesday. He's accused of killing Carnel Chamberlain, whose badly burned remains were found June 28 under the boy's home near Mount Pleasant.

Authorities discovered the remains after a weeklong search on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian reservation, near Mount Pleasant and about 70 miles north of Lansing. Bennett was living on the reservation with Carnel and the boy's mother.

Bennett has been in custody about five months. He was charged with an earlier assault on the boy while authorities developed the murder case against him.

Defense lawyer Anthony Chambers says the murder charge is not a surprise. He says he plans to fight the charges.

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