Four charged with conspiring to abduct, assault and kill child

Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 14:48:28-04

LANSING, Mich. – Four people from southwest Michigan have been charged with conspiracy to kidnap a child and abuse that child until their death.

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges agains David Bailey, 37, of Coldwater, Matthew Toole, 32, of Battle Creek, Talia Furman, 32, of Springfield and Jayme LaPointe, 19, of Athens. The four are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping and Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st degree.  All the charges carry possible terms of life in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the four were plotting to kidnap a young child at a local county fair and torture and sexually assault the child until they died, and then dispose of the body.

All four are in custody and awaiting arraignment.