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Monday, August 4, 2014

Two Charged in Homicide of Eight-Year-Old Boy

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Calvin Mosby, 28 (DOB: 9/25/85), and Devaunte Starks, 17 (DOB: 12/16/96), in connection with the fatal shooting of Jakari Pearson, age eight. All of the parties are Detroit residents. Mosby had previously dated the victim's mother and it is alleged that he went to her home located in the 680 block of East Street on July 29, 2014 and had threatened her. It is alleged that at approximately 1:20 a.m., Mosby, accompanied by Starks, went back to the woman's home and shot her eight-year-old son. Investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the arrest of both defendants.

Both defendants are charged with First Degree Murder, two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, Discharge at a Building Causing Death and Felony Firearm. Mosby is also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

"Nothing is sacred anymore. This is the second such incident in a few weeks in which a young child was allegedly deliberately and callously killed to get back at their parent. It is troubling on multiple levels and illustrates how wildly out of control crime is in Wayne County," said Prosecutor Worthy.

Mosby and Starks are expected to be arraigned at 2:30 p.m. today in 36th District Court.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bassel Saad - Player charged with Second Degree Murder in death of referee at an adult soccer game in Livonia. Today Judge Cynthia Hathaway set the following dates: September 12, 2014 for motion hearings; October 31, 2014 for the Final Conference and December 8, 2014 for the Jury Trial.

Evan Reed - Toledo Mud Hen player charged in alleged sexual assault of Oakland County woman. His preliminary examination has been adjourned at the request of the defense from August 12, 2014 until August 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Kenneth King.

Theodore Wafer - Defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting death of Renisha McBride. The jury has announced that they have a verdict.

Theodore Wafer - Dearborn Heights defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting death of Renisha McBride. The jury has found Theodore Wafer guilty as charged of Second Degree Murder, a felony that carries a penalty of any term of years up to life in prison; Manslaughter, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and Felony Firearm, a felony that carries a two year consecutive penalty. The sentence hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Dana Hathaway.

"We are obviously very pleased with the jury verdict and feel that justice was served today. We sincerely hope that this brings some comfort to the family of Renisha McBride," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

There will be no further statements from the prosecution until after the sentence hearing in the case.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Please note: The Court has changed the sentencing date to Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Theodore Wafer - Dearborn Heights defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting death of Renisha McBride. The jury has found Theodore Wafer guilty as charged of Second Degree Murder, a felony that carries a penalty of any term of years up to life in prison; Manslaughter, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and Felony Firearm, a felony that carries a two year consecutive penalty. The sentence is scheduled for August 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Dana Hathaway.

"We are obviously very pleased with the jury verdict and feel that justice was served today. We sincerely hope that this brings some comfort to the family of Renisha McBride," said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

There will be no further statements from the prosecution until after the sentence hearing in the case.

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