Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Custodial dad, stepmom face murder charges in death of 3-year-old girl (Port Huron, Michigan)

Custodial dad JOE GALVAN and his new wife, the stepmother, now face murder charges in the death of Dad's 3-year-old daughter.


MI couple faces murder charges in death of girl, 3

5:38 a.m. CST, January 19, 2010
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PORT HURON, Mich. - A Kimball Township father and his wife face open murder charges in connection with the death of the man's 3-year-old daughter.

Twenty-six-year-old Joe Galvan and 29-year-old Jennifer Galvan were arraigned Monday at the St. Clair County jail, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.

St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon tells the Times Herald of Port Huron that the girl died at home as a result of blunt-force trauma. An autopsy determined the girl's death was a homicide.

Joe Galvan, the child's biological father, also faces a felony firearm charge and is being held without bond. Jennifer Galvan, the girl's stepmother, is being held on a $1 million bond.

Jail officials did not immediately know if they had lawyers.

A Jan. 26 preliminary exam has been set.


Information from: Times Herald, http://www.thetimesherald.com/