Two to stand trial for death of teen at Lakeside Academy

The former employees are being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks.

Two former employees of Lakeside Academy will stand trial for the death of a 16-year-old under their care. Lakeside resident Cornelius Fredericks died May 1 of asphyxiation two days after being forcibly restrained by staff.

Zachary Solis, 28, was a youth counselor at Lakeside. Heather McLogan, 48, was the director of nursing. Both are charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse.

A third employee, Michael Mosley, 47, is still awaiting his examination.

Lakeside staff members held down Fredericks for 12 minutes after he threw a sandwich in the cafeteria on April 29. Fredericks collapsed shortly after he was released. He never regained consciousness.

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Michigan has since banned restraining young people at facilities it licenses.

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