Benton Harbor man faces trial in death of girlfriend’s 8-month-old son

COLOMA, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan man will stand trial in the death of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old son.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 31-year-old Brandon Beshires waived a preliminary examination Tuesday.

Beshires, of Benton Harbor, is charged with murder and child abuse.

Carter Donovan suffered head injuries in February while his mother, 31-year-old Autumn Atchley, was at a doctor’s appointment in Coloma.

Authorities say Beshires was with the child for 90 minutes. After Atchley returned to the vehicle they drove Carter to a hospital.

Beshires was not the boy’s father.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.

Related posts

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office asking for help identifying pair connected to robbery

Jon Zimney

70-year-old found guilty in 2023 bank robbery

Alyssa Foster

SBPD: Gun violence is down 48% in City of South Bend

Jon Zimney

Leave a Comment