KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WWMT) — New charges have been authorized against a man accused of killing his 6-year-old stepson. The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office filed involuntary homicide-manslaughter and third-degree child abuse charges against Latravion Heard-McMillon, after a district judge dismissed a murder charge against him last week.
Heard-McMillon’s stepson Jaylen Worthington, 6, died Dec. 23, 2020. A medical examiner for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine testified Worthington’s death, which the examiner ruled a homicide, was the result of multiple injuries to the child’s head and brain.
A warrant was issued for Heard-McMillon on Christmas Eve in 2020.
Heard-McMillon was on the run for nearly a month before he was arrested on murder charges Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.