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Three Charged In Roseville Beating Death

ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – A Roseville woman and two of her relatives face life in prison, accused in the beating death of the woman’s live-in boyfriend. 

The 51-year old Yvonne Chambers, 51, along with her brother-in-law, 50 year-old Donald Johnston, and nephew, 30 year-old Bradley Johnston, were arraigned on charges of second-degree murder.

Police said Chambers commissioned the two men to beat  50 year-old Joseph Cusson.  Cusson was left unconscious on the kitchen floor for about 19 hours until Chambers called paramedics.  He was in a coma until died last week.

The suspects were held Macomb County Jail, originally charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, until the time of Cusson’s death.

Wednesday, all three suspects faced Judge Catherine Steenland of the 39th District Court where they stood mute to the new charges. Bond for all three suspects was set at $500,000, pending a preliminary examination date of April 20 at 1 p.m.

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