GROSSE POINTE PARK (WWJ) – A Grosse Pointe Park man facing drug charges is believed to be the same man taken into custody in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old woman.

Myron Williams, 42, on Wednesday was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and delivery of marijuana. Williams was granted his request for a court appointed attorney, and bond was set at $250,000. He’s due back in court on May 29.

Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Molly Kettler had asked for a substantial bond, indicating that Williams has strong ties outside the state of Michigan and a history of offenses.

“There’s at the very least convictions for drugs, he’s been in prison in Louisiana, and a very large number of arrests for things that have to do with harming others and/or obstructing police officers,” Kettler said.

“That’s a lie,” Williams quipped back.

When given a chance to speak on his own behalf, Williams complained that he had not been allowed to shower in four days and that police were messing with his food. He also denied killing anyone.

Outside the courtroom, Williams’ nephew Dell said the thought of his uncle being involved in a murder just doesn’t make sense.

“I already knew about the drug thing but my uncle ain’t going to kill nobody. He’s got a daughter, man, he ain’t trying to kill nobody,” he said.

Meantime, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office says Sebrina Gianino’s murder remains under investigation. Grosse Pointe Park police aren’t commenting and haven’t said when they’ll offer an update on the case.

Police immediately called the death suspicious after Gianino’s body was found early Thursday morning at the home she shares with her boyfriend. On Friday the Wayne County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as homicide — “death by strangulation.”

Reports indicate a cord was found around Gianino’s neck.

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