Child Homicide: Mother’s Boyfriend to Face Open Murder Charges

Posted at 1:39 AM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-02 12:12:05-04

DePaul Martell BrownBATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The death of a 17-month old child has now turned into a homicide investigation, with the mother’s boyfriend facing charges of Open Murder.

According to the Battle Creek Police, officers responded to the 900 block of North Ave on reports that a baby girl appeared to be dead.  Through further investigation, detectives found that the boyfriend of the girl’s mother caused trauma to the child, resulting in her death.

The boyfriend has been identified as DePaul Martell Brown.  He’s currently at the Calhoun County Jail on charges of Open Murder.