Couple who fled to Dayton after burying infant enters plea


A Michigan couple who moved to Dayton after burying their infant son in a shallow grave in July pleaded guilty in a Michigan court Tuesday.

Timothy Young, 25, and Brittani Hill, 22, both pleaded guilty to concealing the death by burying the child at a Jackson County, Mich. home they were living in. They later dug up the body and reburied him at another area home, the Associated Press reported.

Hill and Young then moved to Dayton, where they were arrested after Dayton police contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on July 22 in regards to a possible child death in Jackson County.

Dayton officers learned from the child’s parents “critical information” used the next day to locate the child’s body buried in the backyard of a residence in Waterloo Twp. in Jackson County, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said at the time.

Hill and Young told authorities Young found the baby dead in a crib. He was on probation and decided to bury the baby, the Associated Press reported.

Hill’s attorney, Jared Hopkins, says it was “a bad mistake.”

The couple is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 12, although Hill is pregnant and is expected to gave birth in the next few days.


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