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Posted on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

Ypsilanti man charged with child abuse in death of 1-year-old Hudson boy waives examination

By John Counts


Timothy Martin


LeRoy Beals

The Ypsilanti man accused of child abuse in the death of a 1-year-old boy waived his preliminary exam in a Lenawee County court on Oct. 29, MLive reports.

The next scheduled court appearance for Timothy Ryan Martin, 25, is in the Lenawee County Circuit Court Nov. 7.

Martin was babysitting for his girlfriend's 1-year-old son, LeRoy Henry Beals, on Oct. 15 when Beals died from head trauma, according to MLive's report. Martin is charged with first-degree child abuse in connection to the death.

Read the full MLive story here.

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Erica Sprinkle

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.

Linda peak, right now he is only being charged with first degree murder, until the FINAL report of the autopsy are in...i know Tim Martin personally,

Linda Peck

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 1:16 p.m.

This man is not being charged with murder or manslaughter? I am very surprised with this charge.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.

My thoughts are prayers are with the family, it is really sad to see all the violence against children recently.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 6:06 a.m.

Who does have policing Reader's Comments. Geeze! How Vanilla can you get? Just wondering . . .