Today Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dominik Lou Charleston, 19 (DOB: 2/28/97) of Taylor, Kobi Austin Taylor, 19 (DOB: 11/16/97) homeless, and Amber Marie Tackett, 17 (DOB: 8/21/99), of Taylor, have been charged in connection with the homicides of Howard Wick and Jordan Baker in Westland. On February 6, 2017 at 2:28 p.m., the victimsâ€™ bodies were found by the Westland Police near Treadwell and Norene Streets in Westland. Both defendants died from gunshot wounds.
Defendant Dominik Charleston is charged with two counts of First Degree Premeditated Murder. Defendants Charleston, Taylor and Tackett are each charged with two counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery and two counts of Felony Firearm.* The defendants were arraigned and remanded to jail this afternoon. For all three defendants, the probable cause conference is scheduled for February 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Mark McConnell; the preliminary examination is scheduled for February 23, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Sandra Cicirelli in 18th District Court.
*The charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.