Father and girlfriend charged with murder in 3-year-old child's death

Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 20:50:26-04

A 41-year-old father and his 21-year-old girlfriend are facing murder charges in connection to the death of 3-year-old Tyme Smith.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Aurelio Smith and Andrea Bracy with Felony Murder, Torture and Child Abuse First Degree.

It is alleged that the couple assaulted the child around 2:00 a.m. on October 13 in an apartment in Inkster.

Hours after the alleged assault, Smith and Bracy took the child to the hospital. Inkster officers responded to the hospital on reports of child abuse. The child died in the hospital.

The child's death was ruled a homicide from blunt force trauma to his body.

Aurelio Smith and Andrea Bracy were arraigned on the charges Monday afternoon. They will be back in court on Wednesday, October 19.

Bond was set at $1 million for each of the defendants.