Flint — A young man and a 15-year-old boy have been ordered to stand trial on murder charges in the slaying of a 57-year-old homeless man in Flint.
The Flint Journal reports that the case against Peris Dorsette of Flint and the boy has been bound over for trial in Genesee County Circuit Court. On Monday, a District Court judge dismissed torture charges against them in the case, however.
Dorsette’s lawyer Michael Ewing argued that the state torture statute pertains to actions that lead to intentional suffering. Ewing says that wasn’t the case.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says the torture charges were appropriate. He plans to try to have torture charges reinstated.
Gary Nagy’s body was found July 30. Police say he was attacked after being taunted about being homeless.