Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged David Scott Corzilius, 49 (DOB: 12/13/66), of Warren, in connection with the violent knife assault on Daniel Clancy, 69, of Grosse Pointe Farms. On March 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., Grosse Pointe Farms police officers responded to a call of a man sown on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Voltaire Place. When they arrived, they observed Mr. Clancy bleeding heavily from his neck. He was transported to a local hospital where he continues to be treated for multiple knife wounds. In the house, blood was observed and there were signs of a struggle. Items of personal property including some valuable paintings owned by Mr. Clancy were reported missing.
On March 6, 2016, before 4:00 p.m., it is alleged that Corzilius demanded money, hit Clancy in the face, and bound his hands with duct tape. Corzilius slashed Clancy's neck with a knife, stole property from his home and drove away from the location with the stolen property in his truck. The defendant had been hired as a handyman to clean gutters and remove snow from Mr. Clancy's home. Investigation by the Grosse Pointe Farms Police Department resulted in the identification and arrest of Corzilius.
The defendant has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault, Armed Robbery, Home Invasion First Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment and Larceny in a Building.
Prosecutor Worthy said: "It was pretty clear to those in law enforcement that this brutally violent assault was not random, but the work of someone who knew Mr. Clancy. The alleged actions of the defendant bear this out."
Corzilius has been arraigned. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for March 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The Preliminary Examination is scheduled for March 30, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in Grosse Pointe Farms District Court. Both hearings are before Judge Matthew R. Rumora.
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