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Ann Arbor triple stabbing victim dies from her injuries

University of Michigan Hospital
University of Michigan Hospital (Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – A woman has died from injuries sustained in a stabbing attack that took place at Sonesta Suites in Ann Arbor.

Angel Mercedes Pritchard, also known as Nyeshia Mercedes Robinson, 27, was stabbed multiple times on April 4 and was taken to University of Michigan Hospital in critical condition, where she later died.

Two other women were stabbed in the incident and were taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

The Washtenaw County Medical Examiners office performed an autopsy on Monday and will provide a report to the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s office.

Read: Suspect in Ann Arbor triple stabbing in custody, police say

The suspect in the stabbing, 47-year-old Madron Aldonihah Austin was arrested on April 4 in Ypsilanti Township at a residence of an acquaintance.

Austin was arraigned on April 5 on the following charges:

  • Ct. 1: Assault with intent to murder
  • Ct. 2: Assault with intent to murder
  • Ct. 3: Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder
  • Ct. 4: Robbery – Armed.

He was given a $500,000 cash/surety bond and is currently being held in the Washtenaw County Jail.

Authorities say a dispute over narcotics and money reportedly played a role in the incident, and at least one of the victims and Austin were known to each other.

The investigation is ongoing and new charges may be brought against Austin, pending the medical examiner’s report.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.