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Wayne couple charged in death of 2-year-old boy

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A Wayne couple has been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy at their home.

Matthew Luke, left, and Jamie Starr.

Emergency personnel found Devin Bisesi's body March 18 at a home on the 2900 block of Wayne Road.

Investigators allege his father, Matthew Starr, and stepmother, Jamie Starr, kept the child "in a 'pack and play' with a gate on top forming a makeshift cage, which led to his death by asphyxiation," the county prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The couple was arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court on second-degree murder.

They are being held without bond.  A probable cause conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2. A preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 9.