DETROIT (WWJ) – Three teenage girls from Grosse Pointe Woods were in court Tuesday, charged with spray painting graffiti on buildings on Michigan Avenue and Griswold last month.
David Draper is an attorney representing one of the teens.
“I feel that it’s a very unfortunate case, it’s gotten a great deal of attention, we’re hopeful that it passes and it will, like every case does,” said Draper. ” this is going to pass and I feel good about the court we are in, and I feel like there’s an excellent chance for a resolution that accomplishes what everyone needs to have accomplished and I think it will be resolved swiftly.”
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 18-year-old Esabella Meteer, 17-year-old Mackenzie Snitgen and 17-year-old Mary Elizabeth Harder participated in the defacing of two buildings in downtown Detroit.
Each faces one count of malicious destruction of a building $1000 to $20,000 —a felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Two building: one in the 40 block of Michigan Avenue and one in the 1100 block of Griswold in Detroit were spray painted, prosecutors said, on Sunday, June 22, at around 9:30 p.m.
Draper told WWJ Newsradio 950 that “when all is said and done – it won’t be reported the way it has thus far and you’ll get a different picture of all the defendants.”
An adjournment was granted until August 4. Both sides are hopeful that a deal will be reached to avoid going to court.
Catch up on the case [HERE].