Saginaw— A Michigan man accused of murdering the mother of his 3-year-old son will face trial in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 6-year-old girl has been ordered to stand trial in the first killing.
Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark ruled Monday that there is enough evidence to try Michael D. Lawrence, 24, on a first-degree murder charge in the August 2012 slaying of 6-year-old Layla Jones in Saginaw.
He’s one of four suspects.
A hearing next month will decide whether he stands trial in his ex-girlfriend’s killing.
Saginaw police said Lawrence killed 23-year-old Angelica Olivarez. Police discovered her body April 15 in her home after 3-year-old Michael Lawrence III was found wandering the streets.
An FBI-led task force captured Lawrence on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas.