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Couple indicted in connection with baby's death

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A mother and her boyfriend are charged in connection with a 7-week-old baby's death. The couple faced a judge Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. Their attorney says they intend to fight the case.

"If you don't want your kid there's other means to handing them over to somebody else instead of harming them," says the victim's father Jon Henderson.
 
Henderson says his family is one step closer to justice in the death of his 7-week-old son Kalib. A grand jury indicted the baby's mother, Kayla Henderson, and her boyfriend, Beau Hutchinson, on counts of child endangering and child abuse. They turned themselves in to the Ottawa county sheriff's office Tuesday morning. The prosecutor's office has been reviewing the case for more than a year.

"It upset me that it's taken this long, but finally the truth will come out to what happened," says Henderson.

Last year in March, Henderson's son Kalib was rushed to three different hospitals after the baby suffered a severe skull fracture, bruising, cuts to the face and other serious injuries.

The injuries allegedly happened at a home in the 1600 block of North Carroll Erie Road. According to court documents, Kalib was with his mother, her boyfriend and other people. The mother claimed a 3-year-old child dropped the baby. Kalib's father isn't buying it.

"I knew there was no way a little kid had did it," he says.

Henderson says he was in California serving in the Navy when his son was abused. He says the first time he got to hold his baby boy was the day they took him off life support.
    
"Whoever did it I want them to pay for what they did. I'm not saying it just because it's my son but no child at that age deserves to go out of this world and out of this world the way that he did," says Henderson. 

The suspects were both released on their own recognizance. Their attorney says Kayla Henderson lost a baby she dearly loves and she grieves everyday along with her boyfriend.  

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