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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged William Henry Lee, 61 (DOB: 6/29/54), in connection with the Homicide of his wife, Vanessa Lee, 61, both of Detroit.

On August 5, 2016 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Detroit police were called by a neighbor to the couple's home located in the 19100 block of Edgefield. Officers discovered the lifeless body of Mrs. Lee in the backyard and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner ruled Mrs. Lee's death a homicide from blunt force trauma to the head. Investigation by the police led to the arrest of Defendant Lee on the same day. He was located inside the house with an injury to his hand.

The defendant was charged on Monday August 8, 2016 with Second Degree Murder and was arraigned in a local hospital on the same day in the afternoon. When he is released from the hospital, he will be remanded to jail. His probable cause conference will be held on August 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. and his preliminary examination will be held on August 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.; both hearings are before Judge Patricia Jefferson.

Please contact the Detroit Police Department for a photo of the defendant.

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