Deputy: Mouse feces, flies in home where baby died

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kent County man charged with murdering his 10-month-old daughter called his attorney before 911 after finding the dead baby, a recording of the emergency call indicates.

Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari entered 63rd District Court in handcuffs Wednesday morning for their preliminary hearing in the Aug. 2 death of Mary Anne Welch.

The couple is charged with open murder and child abuse after a medical examiner concluded Mary’s death was a homicide caused by malnutrition and dehydration.  

Seth Welch cried in court Wednesday as prosecutors played a recording of his 911 call, which he made shortly after noon on Aug. 2.

During the call, Seth Welch told dispatchers he called a lawyer before calling 911. He estimated they discovered the unresponsive baby in her crib about 90 minutes before his call, but authorities indicated it was closer to two hours.

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