Watch: Key hearing resuming in Charlie Bothuell case, boy found in basement

DETROIT (WJBK) - A key hearing is resuming Monday concerning a boy found in his Detroit basement after an 11-day search last summer.

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Charlie Bothuell and Monique Dillard-Bothuell are charged with torture and child abuse. A judge must decide whether there's enough evidence to send them to trial.

Thirteen-year-old Charlie Bothuell was expected to be called back to the stand Monday morning, but the prosecutor surprised the courtroom when she said she was done questioning the boy.

This phase of the case began in March. There has been testimony from 13-year-old Charlie Bothuell, police and others. Judge Shannon Holmes had promised that Monday would be the boy's last appearance.

Charlie says he was ordered to the basement by his stepmother when he stopped one of his rigorous workouts. He says he was afraid of her and never called for help before he was discovered by police. The couple's lawyers say Charlie is lying.

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