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New trial for BC man
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Battle Creek man convicted of murdering his girlfriend's young daughter will get a new trial.
Right now, Leo Ackley is serving a life sentence in prison for the 2011 death of 3-year-old Baylee Stenman.
Prosecutors say Ackley beat the girl, causing bleeding on her brain. Ackley says the injury happened when Baylee fell out of bed.
Friday, a judge ruled Ackley's attorney didn't defend him effectively and ordered a new trial.
Newschannel 3 just spoke with Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert. He says he'll appeal the judge's ruling.
Ackley will remain in prison for the time being.