A New Haven stepmother was charged today and is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in the sexual abuse and murder of her 2-year-old stepdaughter.
Renee Marie King, 28, is charged with felony murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a news release from Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith.
Felony murder is punishable by life without parole. The other charge, a 15-year felony, is punishable up to life in prison.
New Haven Police and the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office filed the charges. King is to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
According to news reports, police were called to a residence in the Meadowcreek Mobile Home Community in New Haven on Saturday afternoon after the child, Lilly Furneaux-Wolfinberger, was found to be unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the home. The death was considered suspicious.
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