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Monday, July 13, 2015

Detroit Man Charged in Eastside Detroit Fatal Crash

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy charged Lorenzo Harris, 29 (DOB 10/27/85), of Detroit, in connection with fleeing the police, resulting in the fatal car crash that killed two children on June 24, 2015 at approximately 7:40 p.m. in the 5200 block of Nottingham in Detroit. Three other children were injured in the car crash. The specific facts of the case were presented in court at the preliminary examination.

The defendant was charged with: Second Degree Murder - two counts; Fleeing and Eluding First Degree - two counts; Leaving the Scene of an Accident When at Fault Causing Death - two counts; Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment - three counts; Leaving the Scene of an Accident When at Fault Causing Serious Injury - three counts; Unlawful Driving Away from an Accident; Carrying Concealed Weapon; Felon in Possession and Felony Firearm.

Today Harris was bound over as charged and will have his arraignment on the information on July 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Angel Birch - Detroit woman charged with attacking a Detroit police officer in the face with a razor blade. Today the defendant has been found competent to stand trial and her preliminary examination was adjourned until next Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Wagner.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Two Detroit Teens Charged in Heyden Street Homicide

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Cody Clark, 16 (DOB 3/11/99), and Arkeene Broaden, 18 (DOB2/18/97), in connection with the homicide of Martez Johnson, 19. All of the men are from Detroit. On June 28, 2015, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Broaden drove a vehicle with passengers Clark and Johnson to a house in the 18100 block of Heyden in Detroit. It is alleged that Clark and Broaden said they wanted to purchase marijuana at the house but actually intended to steal money while there. Clark went into the house and Broaden remained in the car. Once Clark was inside the house, he pointed a gun at Johnson's head. When Johnson tried to get away, he was fatally shot. A 25-year-old male witness was in the house and exchanged shots with Clark as he fled on foot. Broaden was driving the car and it is alleged that when he saw the male witness leave the house, Broaden began shooting at the man as he was driving north on Heyden toward Seven Mile Road. Police and medics were called to the house and Johnson was pronounced dead on the scene.

Clark is a juvenile that will be tried as an adult. Clark and Broaden were arraigned this morning on charges of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, and Felony Firearm. The Probable Cause Hearing is scheduled for July 23, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Giles; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for July 30, 2015 at 1:30 p.m., also before Judge Giles.

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Evan Reed - Former Tiger baseball player accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Detroit hotel. Reed will be in court for a pre-trial conference on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Shannon Walker.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Evan Reed - Former Tiger baseball player pled no contest today to one count of aggravated assault. His sentencing is August 7, 2015 before Judge Shannon Walker at 9:00 a.m.

Mitchelle Blair - Mother charged in the death of her two children discovered in a freezer when she was being evicted from her St. Aubin Street apartment. Today Blair was sentenced by Judge Dana Hathaway to life in prison without the possibility of parole on one count of First Degree Premeditated Murder and one count of Felony Murder. Her other felony counts including Torture and Child Abuse were dismissed at the sentence hearing.

Statement Of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy

This sentence today brings to a close the tragic and shocking set of circumstances surrounding the very short lives of Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry. There were no winners - only losers. I truly hope these children can finally rest in peace.

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