Judge cites fa­ther’s ‘cal­lous’ 911 call, or­ders mur­der trial

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A judge has or­dered two Michi­gan par­ents to stand trial for mur­der in the death of their mal­nour­ished 10-mon­thold daugh­ter, cit­ing the “cal­lous­ness” of the fa­ther’s 911 call in which he re­ferred to the child as “dead as a door knob.”

Seth Welch and Ta­tiana Fusari were charged in Au­gust with mur­der and first-de­gree child abuse af­ter their daugh­ter, Mary, was found un­re­spon­sive in their Solon Town­ship home. An au­topsy found she died of mal­nu­tri­tion and de­hy­dra­tion be­cause of ne­glect.

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