Teenagers charged with stabbing and hijacking of Uber driver
DETROIT – An Uber driver was reportedly hit in the head with a hammer, stabbed multiple times and left to die in an alley by a pair of teenagers who now face charges as adults.
On the morning of Jan.21, police found driver Timothy Marcus Perkins, 60, in an alleyway with bleeding head and multiple stab wounds to his chest and back, according to a press release from the County District Attorney’s Office. Wayne. . He was taken to a local hospital where he died of stab wounds.
Devin Delon McKee, 16, and Lanyah Quan Brady, 15, both of Detroit, are each charged as adults with first degree murder, carjacking and armed robbery causing serious injuries in the ‘case, according to the press release.
“The facts alleged in this case are particularly heinous and violent,” Wayne County District Attorney Kym Worthy said in a statement. “The evidence in this case will show that these defendants called an Uber with a plan to steal and hijack the driver, beat and clubbed him, and left him to die in an alley.”
It is alleged that on the morning of January 21, McKee and Brady called an Uber with the intention of stealing the driver, authorities said. Upon entering the vehicle, authorities believe McKee hit Perkins in the head with a hammer and stabbed him. Brady was also allegedly armed with a knife and stabbed Perkins.
After the attack, it is alleged that the couple took Perkins’ personal belongings, stole his vehicle and fled the scene, authorities said.
At 9:20 a.m. on January 21, Detroit police were called to West Edsel Ford Service Drive and Elmer Street where they found Perkins in an alley between Elmer and Lawrence streets, authorities said. Perkins was in distress, bleeding from a hammer blow to the head and several stab wounds to the body. He died in a local hospital.
An investigation has recovered Perkins’ stolen vehicle and identified the suspect teens, authorities said. McKee and Brady were taken into custody on January 25. They were brought to justice today in the 36th District Court for first degree murder, carjacking and armed robbery causing serious injuries. McKee was sent back to jail; he did not receive a deposit. Brady’s bond was set at $ 1 million in cash / collateral; if the deposit is posted, it will have a GPS attachment and will be under house arrest.
McKee and Brady are scheduled to attend a probable causes conference before Judge Ronald Giles on February 10.
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