Jury convicts Lansing man in toddler's death

The ex-boyfriend of a Lansing woman has been convicted in the slaying and torture of her 2-year-old son.
AP Wire
May 5, 2013


An Ingham County Circuit Court jury found 25-year-old Marcus Hill guilty Friday of felony murder, torture and first-degree child abuse in the death of Brandon Kemp.

A jury convicted Brandon's mother, Mercedes Kemp, in March of second-degree murder, torture and child abuse. She is serving 25 to 50 years in prison.

Hill was Mercedes Kemp's live-in boyfriend when Brandon died in April 2012. A pathologist testified that the boy's lungs were bruised and his liver split in two.

Hill faces life in prison when sentenced.


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