On February 14, 2022, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Jimmy Jermaine Pickett, 24, (DOB:4/25/1995), of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Bashar Kallabat, 56, of Bloomfield Hills, MI. On February 11, 2020, at 10:31 p.m., Detroit Police officers were dispatched to a motel located in the 14700 block of East 8 Mile Road in Detroit. When they arrived at the motel room, they observed Mr. Kallabat with head trauma. It was determined that he died from blunt force trauma.
Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the identification and arrest of Defendant Pickett. It is alleged that the Defendant entered Mr. Kallabat's hotel room, killed him, took the victim's personal property and left the motel.
On June 14, 2022, Pickett was convicted by a jury of Second-Degree Murder which carries a penalty of Life or any term of years in prison. He was originally charged with Felony Murder which carries a penalty of Life in prison without parole. He will be sentenced on July 13, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., before Judge Thomas Hathaway.
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor LaDonna Logan prosecuted the case for the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP). FMJP is a collaboration between the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and Fair Michigan Foundation, Inc., headed by President Alanna Maguire. The program assists Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors in solving serious crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons.