Detroit Man Charged in Beating Death of Girlfriend

Tykese Keaton-Baldwin, 20 (DOB: 01/20/1998) of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the fatal beating of Brittany Collett, 23, of Clearwater, Florida. On August 11, 2018 after 4:30 a.m., it is alleged that the defendant fatally beat Ms. Collett. At 5:25 a.m., Detroit Police officers were dispatched to a home in the 19370 block of Prairie in Detroit. Officers observed Ms. Collett's body face down on the grass with blood around her head. She was taken by medics to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. It has been determined that she died as a result of blunt force trauma

The defendant has been charged with Second Degree Murder.* The defendant was arraigned and remanded to jail today in 36th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for on August 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is on August 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Deborah Lewis Langston in 36th District Court. The defendant was remanded to jail.

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