Westland teen charged with murder after noise complaint stabbing
The teenager accused of stabbing a man to death Saturday morning after an argument over noise has been charged with murder.
The suspect accused, 17-year-old Dion Patterson, was arraigned Monday on charges of felony murder, second degree murder, felonious assault and home invasion.
Friends say the victim, Matt Green, lit up a room and describe him as unique and caring, a loving father, brother and son.
Westland police say the 33-year-old Belleville man was stabbed to death inside his girlfriend’s home in Westland.
Police say Green and his girlfriend, along with another couple, returned home just after 2 a.m. and were apparently making too much noise outside. Their next door neighbors, Patterson’s parents, came out.
Police say the Pattersons told the group to be quiet, getting into an argument with Green and his friends.
While both neighbors went inside, according to police about three minutes later Dion Patterson got out of bed and asked what happened. Allegedly he grabbed a kitchen knife, went through the side door of the home and stabbed Green. The young father later died at the hospital from his wound … click here for more details.
Snyder urges prison job training in justice system overhaul
Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants prison inmates to get job training before release as part of an overhaul of Michigan’s criminal justice system.
The comments were part of his speech Monday afternoon at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, a nonprofit career and job training organization.
Snyder also asks legislators to deal with penalties for probation violation, parole rules for prisoners assessed to have a high probability of success upon release, and the elimination of laws that penalize people for minor infractions. He spoke with Local 4 Monday afternoon.
“The bulk of these folks in the criminal justice system are coming back out, and don’t we want to be thoughtful about helping them be successful?” he said. “Because if we help them be successful, we all win.”
He says he supports using probation options and diversionary court treatment programs for non-violent offenders such as mental health and drug courts … click here for more details.
Detroit police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ shooting suspect
Detroit police are seeking assistance finding a shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous, it announced Monday.
Investigators are trying to locate Christopher Lamar in connection to a shooting in the 7800 block of Westwood. The victim was able to make a positive photo identification of Lamar, 36.
Lamar has a violent criminal history and the weapon used in the crime has not been recovered yet, according to police … click here for more details.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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