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Monday, April 29, 2013

Detroit Man Charged with Corktown Murder

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Dajuan Lee Ainsworth, 27 (DOB 6/13/85), in connection with the murder of Nikoshka Nieves-Figueroa, 21. The victim and Ainsworth resided in Detroit. On April 19, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Ainsworth and the victim were in a hotel room in the Corktown Inn located in the 1300 block of Trumbull in Detroit. It is alleged that Ainsworth fatally shot Figueroa and fled the location. Police and medics were dispatched to the hotel and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the arrest of Ainsworth on Friday, April 26, 2013. Further details about the facts will be presented in court at the preliminary examination.

Ainsworth has been charged with Felony Murder (Life in Prison without Parole), First Degree Premeditated Murder (Life in Prison without Parole), Felon in Possession of a Firearm (five years) and Felony Fireman Second Offense (five years Mandatory Consecutive).

Ainsworth was arraigned and remanded today in 36th District Court. His preliminary examination will be held on May 7, 2013, at 1: 30 p.m. Please contact the Detroit Police Department to request a photograph of the defendant.

Kym Worthy vs. Wayne County - The case is currently in court today before Judge Wendy Baxter.

Job Hughley - Defendant charged with multiple rapes and kidnappings at gunpoint pleaded guilty today on the following cases:

  • On case 12-3993, the defendant pled to one count of Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct - First Degree (CSC 1) and Felony Firearm (FF). Sentence agreement: 25 years-50 years plus two years on the FF.
  • On case12-3992, the defendant pled to one count of Kidnapping, CSC 1 and FF. Sentence agreement: 25years-50 years plus two years on the FF.
  • On 12-5260, the defendant pled to one count of Kidnapping, CSC 1, AWIM and FF. Sentence agreement: 27-50 years plus two years on the FF.
  • On 12-5880, the defendant was found guilty by jury of Murder 1, and FF in April, 2013.

The sentence hearing on all cases will be held on May 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway.

Kym Worthy vs. Wayne County

Today the parties have reached a settlement in Kym Worthy vs. Wayne County. "We have just settled our lawsuit with Wayne County. I do not want to discuss the details at this time because it will not be official until we have the approval of the Wayne County Commission. A date of May 16, 2013 has been tentatively been set for the settlement to be presented to the Commission," said Prosecutor Worthy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Robert Bashara - Charged with the murder of his wife Jane Bashara. The defendant will be arraigned on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in 36th District Court. Bashara will be present in court for his arraignment before Magistrate Laura A. Echartea.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Robert Bashara - Charged with the murder of his wife Jane Bashara. The court had previously informed our office that the defendant would be arraigned today, May 1, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in 36th District Court. However, Magistrate Laura A. Echartea arraigned Bashara at 1:00 p.m. today. Because the prosecutors were not yet in court for the arraignment, we do not have the preliminary examination date at this time. When we receive it from the court, you will be updated.

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