DETROIT (AP) — A man accused of arson who apparently couldn’t pay bond to get out of jail has died behind bars while waiting months for a court hearing.
There were no obvious signs of trauma on Tinyko Preuitt’s body when he died last week at the Wayne County jail, police said.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
Autopsy results were pending, The Detroit News reported.
Preuitt, 48, had been in jail since Oct. 14 when he was charged with preparing to burn a Detroit house, the newspaper said. His bond was set at $50,000.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Preuitt was facing a court hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to send him to trial. Defense attorney James Humphries asked for an in-person hearing instead of one over Zoom. Judge Ronald Giles set one for April 16 — months later.
Humphries said a traditional court hearing is a better setting to challenge evidence and witness testimony.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
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