Man charged with murder after crash kills boy, 5, on bicycle

WARREN, Mich. – A Detroit man who had been free on bond following a June crash that killed a 5-year-old boy is back in custody after new evidence led a judge to increase the charge he faces to second-degree murder.

Twenty-two-year-old Maurice Sumler, was originally charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash after he struck and killed Preston Singleton as the boy was on his bicycle crossing an intersection in the Detroit suburb of Warren.

But the Macomb Daily reports that a judge raised the charge to second-degree murder after a preliminary examination showed Sumler was driving at least 59 mph and had smoked marijuana before the crash.