Suspect arraigned in murder-arson of 5-year-old in Michigan

MASON, MI (WLNS) – More details are surfacing in the wake of the death of a young girl in Delhi Township Sunday night.

According to investigators, 5-year-old Luna Younger was stabbed to death. Police say a fire was set in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Thursday, 25-year-old Thomas McClellan of Delhi Township was arraigned on open murder, child abuse and arson charges.

He could be sentenced to life in prison on each charge.

McClellan is married to the mother of the child and the girl was his step-daughter.

McClellan is a graduate of Everett High School and was employed at a Lansing restaurant.

He was identified as a suspect soon after the child’s body was found by firefighters in the Old Orchard Apartment Complex.

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