LeRoy Metoyer III, 37, was arraigned on March 4 in connection with the death of Justice Starks last fall, the Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced, MLive reported.
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Medics responding to the scene transported the child to an area hospital, and she died from her injuries two days later, on Dec. 1.
An autopsy determined Stark was killed by blunt-force trauma to the head.
In addition to the murder count, Metoyer faces a charge of first-degree child abuse.
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