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Two former Lakeside staffers charged in death of Cornelius Fredericks bond over for trial

Posted at 9:23 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 21:23:24-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Zachary Solis and Heather McLogan, who have both been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of Cornelius Fredericks at Lakeside Academy, have been bound over to circuit court for trial.

Judge Anne Blatchford of Kalamazoo County 8th District Court made the decisions after hearing from the prosecution and both Solis and McLogan’s respective defense attorney’s during their individual preliminary hearings on Thursday.

According to Kalamazoo police, 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks was restrained by staffers Solis, Michael Moseley and others on April 29 after throwing a sandwich across the table. Video released by the victim’s family’s attorneys showed staffers lying on top of him for several minutes while he’s on the floor of the cafeteria.

Police stated that when they arrived they found Fredericks in cardiac arrest. Two days later he died in the hospital, police said. Since then, Solis, McLogan and Moseley have all been charged in his death.

Michael Moseley's preliminary hearing is scheduled for October.