Edward Palokaj (credit: Roseville Police Department)

Police: Roseville Man Tortured Victim With Hammer And Nails To Extort Money

“We don’t know exactly how long he was bound and beaten and verbally and physically assaulted.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2015

(Credit: istock)

Judge Orders Murder Trial For Couple In Starving Of Girl, 5

Mackenzie had pneumonia and an infection, and her 3-year-old sister also was found malnourished, dehydrated and abused and weighed 17 pounds, authorities say.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2015

Charles Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell (credit: Detroit police)

Judge Dismisses Torture, Lets Stand Abuse Charges Against Parents Of Boy Found In Basement After 11-Day Search

The parents of 13-year old Charles Bothuell will stand trial on child abuse, but not torture charges says a Detroit judge.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

Haron Elmawri (credit: Dearborn Police Department)

Dearborn Man Ruled Competent For Trial On Torture, Murder Charges In Sister’s Death

A 24-year-old Dearborn man has been ruled competent to stand trial in the slaying of his 30-year-old sister.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2015

Mitchelle Blair appears in court on April 2, 2015. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE

Competency Exam Ordered For Mom Charged With Killing Kids, Hiding Bodies In Freezer For Years

Mitchelle Blair had a blank look in her eyes as she was formally charged with premeditated murder, torture and child abuse.


Mitchelle Blair is arraigned via video March 26, 2015 on charges of child abuse. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Murder, Torture Charges Added For Detroit Mother Of 2 Kids Found In Freezer

A Detroit woman has been charged with murder one week after two of her children were found dead in a freezer in her low-income apartment home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Doctor: Detroit Boy Found In Basement Was Denied Food, Water

A Detroit boy missing for 11 days during a highly publicized search until he was found in his basement was the victim of physical and psychological abuse, a doctor testified.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2015

Charles Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell (credit: Detroit police)

Key Hearing For Detroit Couple In Case Of Boy In Basement

The father and stepmother of a Detroit boy who was reported missing for 11 days are facing a key hearing to determine if they’ll face trial on torture and abuse charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2015

Immanuel Foster (Family)

Trial Set For Couple Charged With Murder, Torture In Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy

Immanuel Foster weighed only 27 pounds when he died Oct. 24.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2015

Immanuel Foster (Family)

Mom, Boyfriend To Stand Trial In Death Of 7-Year-Old Boy Who Weighed Only 27 Pounds

A 22-year-old woman and her 28-year-old boyfriend are facing first-degree murder and torture charges in the death of her son.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2015