Man guilty of fatally beating boy who wet pants

A jury has found a 27-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and torture for beating his girlfriend's 4-year-old son to death after the Flint-area child wet his pants.
AP Wire
Jan 20, 2012

Authorities said Dominick Calhoun of Argentine Township died after a beating that stretched over four days in April 2010.

Brandon Hayes was tried in Port Huron in St. Clair County because Genesee County officials couldn’t seat a jury there.

On Thursday, jurors found Hayes guilty of first-degree felony murder, torture, child abuse and drug counts. Hayes faces sentencing Feb. 27. The murder conviction carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without possibility of parole.

Dominick died a day after being found unconscious. His mother Corrine Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse.

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