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Wayne Father and Step-Mother Charged in Infant Devin Bisesi's Death

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Matthew James Luke, 35 (DOB: 09/14/1983) and Jamie Lynn Starr, 34 (DOB: 04/10/1984) both of Wayne, MI, were charged and arraigned in 34th District Court with Second Degree Murder in the death of two-year-old Devin Bisesi.* Mr. Luke was the father of the child and Ms. Starr was his step-mother.

On March 12, 2018 at 4: 56 p.m., EMTs were dispatched to a home in the 2900 block of Wayne Road in Wayne, Michigan. Once inside the location, they observed the lifeless body of the child who was cold to the touch. It is alleged that the couple caused the death of the child by keeping him in a "pack and play" with a gate on top forming a makeshift cage, which led to the infant's death by asphyxiation.

The defendants are currently being held without bond. Their Probable Cause Conference is on October 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Laura Redmond Mack; their Preliminary Examination is on October 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings will be held in 29th District Court.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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