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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Antenidus Montrell Collier, 44 (DOB: 12/6/72), of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Carissa Nicole Oakman, 36, of Detroit. On January 30, 2017, the lifeless body of Ms. Oakman was found in a garbage bag in the garage in the 4500 block of 28th Street by the Detroit Police Department. It is alleged that the defendant assaulted Ms. Oakman and fatally smothered her on January 19, 2017 at 2:30 a.m. The facts and evidence in the case will be presented in court at the preliminary examination.

Collier has been charged with First Degree Murder and First Degree Felony Murder*. He was arraigned today in 36th District Court before Magistrate Dawn M. White. The probable cause conference is scheduled for March 2, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for March 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.