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By The Associated Press • Apr 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Dad allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom

JACKSON (AP) — Prosecutors said a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy's mother in southern Michigan.

Michael Glance, 32, of Jackson County's Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on charges including assault with intent to murder, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. He's being held on $10 million bond.

Jackson County prosecutors said Glance held a handgun to his son's head during Tuesday's argument and squeezed the trigger, but it didn't fire. Assistant prosecutor Kati Rezmierski said the mother tried to flee with the child, but Glance followed them with a shotgun and "blew half of his face off" as the child sat in a car seat.

The boy was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. He has undergone multiple surgeries.

Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS (AP) — Officials at a northern Michigan resort said a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property.

Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in 3 feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Attempts were made to resuscitate her by emergency workers at the pool and later at a hospital.

The release says she was in the pool area with her parents and sister. It wasn't known how long she had been underwater.

Boyne Mountain says its swimming pools are not staffed with lifeguards. The family was staying at an adjacent lodging facility.

Officials did not identify the girl.

Boyne Mountain is near Boyne Falls in Charlevoix County.

Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless driving for running over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

Tiffany Kosakowski, 36, said during her Thursday sentencing hearing that she must "live with this for the rest of my life."

Kent County Circuit Judge Curt Benson sentenced her to six months in jail, with all but 30 days suspended. He called her actions "simply inexcusable."

Kosakowski's son hung from the passenger-side front door for nearly 50 yards in December 2018 at Chandler Woods Charter Academy's parking lot in Belmont before he lost his grip and was run over.

Authorities said he didn't want to stay at school. The boy survived but suffered traumatic injury to his brain.

Man convicted of murder at 13 pleads to exposure charge at 39

PONTIAC (AP) — A Detroit-area man convicted of murder at age 13 has pleaded guilty to an indecent exposure charge.

Nathaniel Abraham, now 39, was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail, which he had already served. Last year, he was charged with resisting officers trying to arrest him on the exposure charge.

He was charged this year with several counts of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Abraham remains jailed on those charges.

Defense attorney James Galen said Friday that Abraham "was at best a street-level dealer" trying to make money for his son born a few months ago.

Abraham was 11 in 1997 when he was accused of fatally shooting a stranger in Pontiac. He was convicted in 1999.

Abraham was released in 2007, but pleaded guilty in 2008 in a drug case and was released from parole last year.

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