Man acquitted of murder in death of Calhoun County toddler; found guilty of child abuse

Anthony Ball, courtesy Calhoun Co jail.

Anthony Ball, courtesy Calhoun Co jail.

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — A man was found not guilty in the death of a Calhoun County girl Monday afternoon.

A jury found Anthony Ball, 30, not guilty of homicide in the death of 20-month-old Athena Ramey.  However, Ball was convicted of second degree child abuse.

Athena Ramey, undated courtesy photo.

Athena Ramey, undated courtesy photo.

In December 2014, police say that Athena was found unresponsive at a home off Old US-127. She was taken to the hospital but died the next day. Ball was boyfriend of her mother and was arrested on homicide and child abuse charges.

A sentencing date for Ball hasn’t been set yet.

 

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