Stepfather charged in five-year-old girl's death set to go on trial

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- Trial is set to begin Monday for the man accused of killing his five-year-old stepdaughter and setting a fire to destroy the evidence last fall.

Thomas McClellan is charged with child abuse, arson and open murder in the death of Luna Younger.

Police say he stabbed the five-year-old to death and used vodka to start a fire in the Delhi Township apartment last November. The girl's mother was working at the time.

If convicted, McClellan faces up to life in prison.

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