MASON, Mich (WLNS) – The man accused of the stabbing death of his 5-year-old step-daughter made a brief appearance in court today.
25-year-old Thomas McClellan of Holt was in court with his new attorney for a brief hearing before the judge.
McClellan is accused of killing Luna Younger inside their Delhi Township apartment November 1.
He is charged with Open Murder, Child Abuse and Arson in connection with the death.
Investigators say McClellan then set a fire in an attempt to hide evidence.
The request today to adjourn the hearing until December 15 so McClellan’s attorney can familiarize himself with the case.