Charges dropped against man in death of toddler - WNEM TV 5

Charges dropped against man in death of toddler

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SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

All charges have been dropped against a local man in the death of a toddler. Brandon Sobieray was charged as an accessory in the death of 23-month-old Donavin Cochrane.

Sobieray, 29, was the boyfriend of the boy's mother.

Jennifer Lynn Emerick was acquitted of all charges surrounding her son's death in December of 2013.

Prosecutors said Donavin died of asphyxiation but the defense argued he died of natural causes.

The incident happened in December 2011 in Sheridan Township, about five miles southwest of Bad Axe.

However, two judges have ruled the boy didn't die of natural causes. The Huron County prosecutor tells us they are still investigating.

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