2023-01-25 22:51:10

Mom, Stepdad Charged in Death of Boy, Abuse of Another

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By Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) A Detroit couple was charged with murder and other crimes Wednesday in the death of a 5-year-old boy.

Ethan Belcher and other children were beaten while living in a house of squalor, assistant prosecutor Matthew Makepeace told a magistrate.

The alleged facts in this case are extremely alarming, prosecutor Kym Worthy said while announcing charges.

Ethan was the son of Valeria Hamilton and stepson of Shane Shelton, both 27. They were ordered to jail without bond after hearing the charges, which include abuse of a 3-year-old boy.

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