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Man charged in death of young son in Flint area

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in the Flint area say an 18-year-old man has been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of his 6-month-old son last month.

The Flint Journal reports Lensley E. Martin Jr. was arraigned Wednesday in the Sept. 29 death of Lensley Martin III.

Police in Genesee County's Mount Morris Township say they were called to a home that morning on a report that a baby wasn't breathing. The child was pronounced dead at an area hospital and the county medical examiner ruled the death suspicious.

Martin was ordered held without bond at the Genesee County Jail.

A message seeking additional information on the case, including whether Martin had a lawyer, was left Thursday with the county prosecutor's office.

The child's funeral was held Wednesday.

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