DETROIT (AP) - A trial is scheduled for Sept. 8 to decide whether the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance will lose custody of their children.A pretrial hearing was held Monday in Wayne County juvenile court for Charlie Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell. Michigan is seeking to terminate the couple's rights to two other children and the father's rights to Charlie Bothuell V.
DETROIT (AP) - An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home has testified that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking. Davonta Bynes testified Monday at the trial of Theodore Wafer, as did police forensic experts. The 55-year-old Wafer says he shot Renisha McBride on his porch in in self-defense. Wafer says he shot the woman in self-defense.
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old Virginia girl was killed in a tubing accident on a northern Michigan lake. The Iosco County sheriff's department says the accident happened Friday on Jose Lake. The sheriff's department said Monday that it isn't releasing the girl's identity. The 55-year-old woman was towing the girl behind a power boat when the tube struck an anchored swimming platform.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Dearborn's police chief says a "domestic violence incident that escalated" apparently led a 23-year-old man to stab and kill his 30-year-old sister. Haron R. Elmawri faces first-degree murder and torture charges in the death Saturday of Asyh Elmawri. He's jailed on a $1 million bond.
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