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For Immediate Release

February 5, 2024

Press Release

Fraser Man Guilty of Drowning Six Year Old Special Needs Child

Mount Clemens, MI - Today, a Macomb County jury convicted 22- year-old Hunter Locke-Hughes of drowning his girlfriend’s six year old special needs child after a nine day jury trial by Assistant Prosecutors Stephanie Stager and Elizabeth Abbo.

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, Locke-Hughes was giving the victim a bath and held the boy under water.  He was charged with First Degree Child Abuse (life felony) and Felony Murder (life felony).

Locke-Hughes was found guilty by a Macomb County Jury of First Degree Child Abuse (life felony) and Involuntary Manslaughter (15 year felony). He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 8:30 am by Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Viviano.

“Our commitment to protecting the innocent and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society remains unwavering.  I hope the family can find closure with this guilty verdict,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office represents the people.  We are committed to achieving justice and following the laws of the State of Michigan.

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