Michigan man arraigned on charge he killed girl by sitting on her

A homeless man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl by sitting on her has been extradited from Iowa to central Michigan Saginaw County to face an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Fifty-five-year-old John E. Graves was arraigned Friday in Saginaw County Court. The Saginaw News reports the charge stems from the Sept. 20 death of 3-year-old Paris Sharpe.

Prosecutors say Graves was visiting an apartment in Bridgeport when he became intoxicated and sat on the girl while she slept on a couch.

They say Graves sat on her long enough that she asphyxiated to death. Police in Des Moines, Iowa, arrested Graves in late June.