MI–East Lansing resident Yumar Burks, who allegedly killed his 6-month-old son, will stand trial on charges of homicide and child abuse July 6 in circuit court. There is enough evidence against Yumar Burks for the case to move forward to circuit court, Judge David Jordon said today in the preliminary examination in East Lansing’s 54-B District Court. The cause of the child’s death was multiple blunt force trauma, said John Bechinski, a forensic pathologist at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital who conducted the autopsy. Antonio Burks died March 25. The manner of death was homicide.
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