EUCLID, Ohio — The two people charged with murdering a 4-year-old boy in Euclid made their initial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.
Bond for Devin Hall and Dyneshia Anderson was set at $2 million by Euclid Municipal Court Judge Patrick Gallagher. The duo waived their right for a preliminary hearing and will next appear in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on May 17.
Hall and Anderson were arrested on Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Cleveland. The arrest came on the same day that the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner ruled that the death of 4-year-old Musiah Wadud last week was a homicide.
On May 5, Euclid police responded to a home in the 1400 block of East 260th Street for a report of an unresponsive child. Musiah Wadud was later pronounced dead at the emergency room of University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center.
Three other young children were removed from the home by Cuyahoga County’s Department of Child and Family Services. One child required hospitalization.
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According to the autopsy report, 4-year-old Musiah Wadud sustained blunt impacts to his head, neck, trunk, and extremities with brain, liver, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries.
Euclid police say the 29-year-old Hall and 30-year-old Anderson are both part of the household.
According to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Musiah was committed to the legal custody of his paternal aunt last November. His paternal grandmother filed for companionship/visitation time, which was set for trial on June 7.
The death leaves his family members with many questions about what happened. Cousin Janell Anderson says they weren't permitted to see the boy or his brother for months.
"He was just a little boy, a baby, he couldn't do that to himself, nobody should do a child like that, that's just evil, that's just the devil," Anderson said.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Musiah's family with funeral expenses.
3News' Emma Henderson contributed to this report.