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sleepingGkasabovaWayne County, Michigan, prosecutors have dropped all charges against a man they accused of sexually assaulting and killing his eight-month old daughter after a medical examiner's report found no evidence of either assault or sexual assault. The medical examiner's report found the girl died from "asphyxia by overlay" when her father accidentally rolled over onto her while they slept on the same bed.

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  • 1290||

    Gee, that's a cheerful 4 AM brickbat.

  • Radioactive||

    there were 3 in the bed and the little one said "roll over, roll over" so they all rolled over and ...well now we know how that ends.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Prosecutor:

    We realize you are grief stricken for having accidentally killed your baby. So, we're going to charge you with murder in the hopes you can spend the rest of your life sitting alone in a jail cell doing nothing but thinking about it. Except when you're getting ass-raped, of course. You're welcome.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Look, everyone thought this was a great candidate for a low-risk arrest and low-effort conviction. You don't investigate gifts like that. You just charge and get your resume ready to move on up the ladder.

  • Adans smith||

    It seems that letting your kid play outside or go to a toy store alone while you shop are crimes. He is luck not to have gotten life in prison.

  • Aloysious||

    Sentence first. Then gather the facts.

    Winning!

  • Jerryskids||

    What kind of medical examiner's office they got up there in Wayne County that doesn't return whatever findings the prosecutor tells them to return? What next, a drug lab that doesn't verify all white powder is methaherocaine?

  • Radioactive||

    I luvs me some methaherocaine...

  • Princess Trigger||

    You can get that?!?
    [asking for a friend]

  • Longtobefree||

    Damn facts keep getting in the way. Maybe the autopsy should be optional at the prosecutors discretion.
    How's a prosecutor supposed to get elected to attorney general without major convictions?

  • Libertarian||

    FINALLY! Someone is talking about real money. Wonder what kind of care they're going to buy?

  • Robert||

    Can't find the link to the actual story, just headline at freep.

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