Woman and Boyfriend Charged in Death of 5 yr old Girl in Redford Motel

REDFORD, MI – Michael Deshawn Lewis, 30-years-old and Steffani Jones, 26-years-old, both of Redford, have been formally charged in connection with the fatal beating of Jones’ five-year-old daughter.

On June 25, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Redford Township police were dispatched to Inn America in the 14300 block of Telegraph Road in Redford Township.

Upon arrival, the officers found a female child injured and unresponsive.  Medics arrived on the scene and transported the 5-year-old girl to a local hospital for treatment, where she succumbed to her injuries.

It is further alleged that Michael Lewis and Steffani Jones physically abused Jones’ three-year-old toddler.  The investigation by the Redford police led to the arrest and charging of Lewis and Jones.  Facts and evidence of the case will be presented at the Preliminary Examination.

Lewis and Jones have both been charged with Felony Murder, Second Degree Murder and two counts of First Degree Child Abuse.

Michael Lewis and Steffani Jones were arraigned and remanded to jail this afternoon in 17th District Court in Redford. Their Probable Cause Conference is on July 9, 2019, and the Preliminary Examination is on July 16, 2019.

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