Suspect arraigned in murder-arson of 5-year-old in Michigan

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MASON, MI (WLNS) – More details are surfacing in the wake of the death of a young girl in Delhi Township Sunday night.

According to investigators, 5-year-old Luna Younger was stabbed to death. Police say a fire was set in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Thursday, 25-year-old Thomas McClellan of Delhi Township was arraigned on open murder, child abuse and arson charges.

He could be sentenced to life in prison on each charge.

McClellan is married to the mother of the child and the girl was his step-daughter.

McClellan is a graduate of Everett High School and was employed at a Lansing restaurant.

He was identified as a suspect soon after the child’s body was found by firefighters in the Old Orchard Apartment Complex. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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