DETROIT (AP) – A judge has ordered a trial for a young man accused of killing an 86-year-old Detroit man whose disappearance led to speculation that he was targeted after winning the lottery.
The Detroit News says there was no mention of lottery winnings during a court hearing Friday. But a witness testified that $3,000 stashed under a bed was a motive in the fatal stabbing of Arthur Neal.READ MORE: Preserving Legacy, Sister’s Return To Revitalize Childhood Neighborhood, After Seeing Increase In Blight
Neal’s body was found in a vacant house on Feb. 1, six weeks after he disappeared. Twenty-year-old Quanzell Hood was ordered to trial on a first-degree murder charge after a witness implicated him.READ MORE: MDOT: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
Dajuan Anderson says he urged Hood to just steal the money and not kill Neal. Anderson says he didn’t call police because he feared retaliation.
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