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Monday, November 4, 2013

Defense Attorney and Client Convicted by Jury in Perjury Case

On March 19, 2012, attorney David Benjamin Dunn, 44, (DOB: 1/27/1969) was representing Andre Demetrius Collins, 24, (DOB: 1/28/1989) on First Degree Murder charges when he and his client were charged on the first day of trial by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office with conspiring to get a witness to commit perjury. Today, Dunn and co-defendant Collins were convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Perjury in a Court Proceeding. Dunn was also convicted of Inciting or Procuring Perjury in a Court Proceeding. Both charges carry any term of years up to life in prison. The jury began deliberating on Friday, November 1, 2013 and rendered a verdict this afternoon before Judge Margaret Van Houten. Both defendants will be sentenced on November 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Renisha McBride Fatal Shooting Death - On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office returned a warrant request to the Dearborn Heights Police Department. We have asked that further investigation be conducted by the police in this case. We will not be able to make a charging decision until the requested work has been completed. Ms. McBride's parents have been informed of our position.

Statement of Kym L. Worthy on the Death of 36th District Court Judge Willie Lipscomb, Jr.

I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Judge Lipscomb this morning. I met him when I was a law student at the University of Notre Dame. He is the sole reason that I joined the Prosecutor's Office in 1984, and he helped guide my entire career. He was a mentor to several decades of Notre Dame African American law students and had a profound impact on many lawyers. He had a passion for the law, he was committed to the community and was generous with his time and wisdom. The legal community will miss him, and I will miss him terribly.

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