Trial delayed for man accused in girl's death

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) - A trial is expected to be delayed for a man accused of killing a 14-year-old girl along a popular suburban Detroit nature trail.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports the delay is because assistant Macomb County prosecutor William Cataldo is taking over the case after Therese Tobin, the office's chief trial attorney, accepted a position as a federal administrative law judge.

Thirty-three-year-old James VanCallis' trial, originally planned next week, likely will begin the second week of October.

VanCallis is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to rape in the death of April Millsap. Authorities say the St. Clair County man hit her with a motorcycle helmet and stomped on her in July 2014 while she was walking her dog along Macomb Orchard Trail in Armada.

Published: Fri, Sep 11, 2015