LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) – A defense lawyer says an argument about presidential politics led to a fight in which his client is accused of beating her 66-year-old friend to death with a crockpot.
A suburban Detroit judge on Thursday ordered 50-year-old Tewana Sullivan of Detroit tried for first-degree murder in the Oct. 22 death of Cheryl Livy at Livy’s home in a Livonia senior housing complex.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
Police Officer Michael Lewallen says he found Sullivan sobbing near her mortally injured friend and saying she was “sorry” she “did it.”READ MORE: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
The Detroit News reports that defense lawyer John McWilliams says the women were arguing over “presidential politics” and “whatever the controversy is between Democrats and Republicans.”MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without parole. Sullivan’s next court date is Feb. 12.
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