Gov. Snyder Signs ‘Dominick’s Law’ to Strengthen Child Abuse Penalties

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation known as 'Dominick's Law' Tuesday strengthening penalties for child abuse in Michigan and adding penalties for abuse in front of another individual. The bills, sponsored by state Reps. Joseph Graves and Matt Lori, are in memory of Dominick Calhoun, a 4-year old from Argentine Township who was beaten to death in [...]

By | June 26th, 2012|Dominick's Warriors, Trial and Court Updates|0 Comments

Father of murdered girl says he doesn’t regret altercation attempt

The father of a murdered 2-year-old girl said he doesn’t regret trying to retaliate against the girl’s maternal uncle who gestured at him during the trial for his daughter’s murderer. Jeffrey Wolfenbarger, 29, admitted he wasn’t in the proper frame of mind when he tried to get to Michael Furneaux in a courtroom hallway during [...]

By | June 21st, 2012|Lily in the News, Trial and Court Updates|20 Comments

Fox2 News “Dominick’s Law expected to be signed by governor”

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -Dominick Calhoun's family has been waiting for this day for a very long time. Two years ago, the four-year-old was tortured to death in one of the worst cases of child abuse in Michigan history. But his death was not in vain. Legislation named in honor of Dominick will soon land on [...]

By | June 15th, 2012|Dominick's Warriors, Trial and Court Updates, Videos|3 Comments

New Law In Michigan

It is a great day in Michigan today for our children. Dominick's Law was passed and ready to be signed. Stricter punishments for child abusers. Dominick you are saving lives. You and Lily are our heros. The Michigan House today gave final approval to legislation known as "Dominick's Law" that will strengthen penalties for child [...]

By | June 14th, 2012|Dominick's Warriors, Trial and Court Updates|1 Comment

Stepmother Gets Life In Toddler Sex Assault, Murder

NEW HAVEN (WWJ) – A New Haven woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the sexual assault and murder of her 2-year-old stepdaughter. A Macomb County Circuit Court jury convicted 30-year-old Renee King of felony murder and child abuse in late February. The child’s biological mother, Lauren Furneaux, brought the little girl to [...]

‘Justice’ advocates target Judge Higgins during protest

Lynette Furneaux: ‘Obvious bias’ toward single mothers BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com LAPEER — Last year Lauren Furneaux buried her daughter. Earlier this month she watched the woman convicted of beating the two-year-old to death sentenced to life in prison. Monday the Furneaux family turned their attention to Judge Michael Higgins. More than 30 [...]

Trial Date Set

Court appearance today (11/14/11 resulted in another court date on December 19, 2011 for another motion. Jury selection for the trial will be February 14, 2012. Trial will most likely be February 15th, and last approximately two weeks. We will have more information after December 19thFinally a date that Lily will start to receive her [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Trial and Court Updates|0 Comments

Sex Charge Reinstated 8/11

Sex charge reinstated against woman accused in death of stepdaughter, 2 Christine Ferretti/ The Detroit News Mount Clemens— A judge today reinstated criminal sexual conduct charges for a woman awaiting trial in the death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter. Macomb County Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski made the ruling today during a hearing for Renee Marie King. [...]

By | August 11th, 2011|Lily in the News, Trial and Court Updates|1 Comment

Court Date Set

MAY 2011 MT. CLEMENS A June 27 pretrial is set in Macomb County Circuit Court for a woman accused of killing her 2-year-old stepdaughter in New Haven in November. Renee M. King, 29, waived arraignment Monday on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse. She is accused in the death of Lily Furneaux-Wolfenbarger, who [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Trial and Court Updates|0 Comments

2nd Autopsy Requested

Monday December 2, 2010 By Mitch Hotts, Macomb Daily Staff Writer Second autopsy requested for girl allegedly killed by New Haven stepmother The attorney for a New Haven woman accused of sexually assaulting and killing her 2-year-old stepdaughter said he will seek an independent autopsy as he begins to prepare a defense for her in [...]

By | April 29th, 2011|Trial and Court Updates|4 Comments