A man suspected in the slaying of a 35-year-old woman who lived next door to him in Grosse Pointe Park was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge.
Myron T. Williams appeared Monday in Grosse Pointe Park Municipal Court as the family of Sabrina Gianino watched, holding hands.
Williams had a lot to say in court, as he did the last time he was in front of a judge in Grosse Pointe Park.
"I don't care if you give me a bond or not," he said. "I'm not in a rush to go anywhere."
Williams also is charged with unarmed robbery.
Gianino was found strangled May 15 in a home on Wayburn Street.
"We live in a very safe community. I know the residents were concerned, heightened awareness. That's fine. But we live in a safe community. The is a crime that was unique, rare," said
Grosse Pointe Park Police Chief David Hiller
Williams was quickly identified as a person of interest. He was arrested on separate marijuana charges, but they were dismissed last week at prosecutors' request because release of evidence in that case would have interfered with the killing investigation.
Police say Williams was always a person of interest in the death of Gianino but investigations take time.
"This is an ongoing case. It continues today as we speak. Cases like this are difficult. There's leads that we followed up on," said Hiller.
The 42-year-old no longer is represented by a lawyer who handled the drug case. He's expected to get a new lawyer for the murder case.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says a preliminary hearing is July 29.
Williams, who has a previous criminal record, is now back in a jail cell at this hour and bond was denied. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.