MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) – A 51-year-old suburban Detroit man has been ordered to trial in the 1991 fatal beating of his ex-girlfriend’s mother in Midland County.

Michael McIntyre of New Hudson was bound over Monday on first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder charges in the attack on 43-year-old Diane Ross at her Lee Township home, the Midland Daily News reported.  He was arrested in March after a review of cold cases turned up evidence.

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Defense attorney Burton Leland says “there is no direct evidence as to what happened” and he seeks dismissal.

Investigators say Ross was sleeping in August 1991 when she was confronted by a masked assailant. She was a double amputee who had no legs.

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The sheriff’s office says detectives reviewed the case starting in 2012.


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