DETROIT (WWJ) – Two Detroit men were in 36th District Court Saturday, facing charges of stealing items from the car of a Westland murder victim.
The two men, 40-year-old Larry Anderson and 39-year-old Casey Jason Green, were arraigned in connection with stripping the car of 18-year-old Jacob Kudla, one of the two Westland teens found dead Friday in a field in Detroit.
The car was found in the 8500 block of Beechwood in Detroit.
WWJ’s Beth Fisher reports that assistant prosecuting attorney Michael Harrison claimed in court that Anderson and Green wiped down the car with bleach, he also said the teens, 18-year-old Kudla and 17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish, had been killed execution style.
Magistrate Renee McDuffee said she believes they are a flight risk, and that they have each been convicted of violent crimes of assault in the past, and set bond at $250,000.
Anderson’s attorney, Marvin Barnett, says if his client were treated normally, he’d be entitled to bond.
“If this case did not involve or related to in some kind of way, a homicide, and you had a stolen car and somebody wiping it down – bond won’t be $250,000 cash – that is a two and a half million, ten percent bond,” said Barnett.
“Do you honestly think that a murder of people who do not live in the city of Detroit is treated the same as murders of people who are in the city of Detroit,” said Barnett.
The magistrate said she believes Detroit Police will treat victims of Westland the same as victims of Detroit, and set each of their bonds at $250,000 and entered not guilty pleas for both.