SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A homeless man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl by sitting on her has been extradited from Iowa to central Michigan to face an involuntary manslaughter charge.
John E. Graves, 55, was arraigned Friday in Saginaw County Court.READ MORE: Arts, Beats, & Eats Returns, Announces 200-Plus Music Artists
The charge stems from the Sept. 20 death of 3-year-old Paris N. Sharpe, The Saginaw News reported. Graves was visiting an apartment in Bridgeport when he became intoxicated and sat on the girl while she slept on a couch, prosecutors said. Graves sat on her long enough that she asphyxiated to death, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Mayor Duggan, FEMA Show Citizens How To Apply For Flood Relief
Police in Des Moines, Iowa, arrested Graves in late June.
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