Four charged with conspiracy to abduct, abuse and kill child
Michigan State Police
Matthew Toole, Talia Furman

By Bob Brenzing, WXMI

LANSING, Mich. -- (WXMI) -- Four people from southwest Michigan have been charged with conspiracy to kidnap a child and abuse that child until their death.

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges agains David Bailey, 37, of Coldwater, Matthew Toole, 32, of Battle Creek, Talia Furman, 32, of Springfield and Jayme LaPointe, 19, of Athens. The four are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping and Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st degree. All the charges carry possible terms of life in prison if convicted.

Authorities say the four were plotting to kidnap a young child at a local county fair and torture and sexually assault the child until the child died, and then dispose of the body.

The charges resulted from evidence state police collected in an investigation involving alleged sexual assault and manufacture of pornography by the four suspects.

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