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Sixteen-Year-Old Juvenile Charged in Dearborn Heights Homicide

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Daylon Jamar Wooten, 16 (DOB: 06/26/2002), of Dearborn Heights, in connection with the homicide of James Newman, 17, of Inkster. Wooten has been charged has been adult designated. This means that if Wooten is convicted, at sentence hearing, the judge can determine whether he will be sentenced as a juvenile, as an adult, or if the sentence will be a combined juvenile and adult sentence.

On February 26, 2019 at 1:30 a.m., Wooten and Newman were in the 24700 block of Lehigh in Dearborn Heights when they got into a dispute. Both men were armed with hand guns. It is alleged that Wooten fatally shot Newman. Newman was taken to a local hospital by two men at the scene and was later pronounced dead. Aspects of the case remain under investigation and no further details will be given at this time.

Wooten has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.* He had his Preliminary Hearing yesterday and was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Facility. The Preliminary Examination will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Edward Joseph in the Lincoln Hall of Justice.

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