Serial killer suspect charged in east side stabbing and sexual assault

Suspect accused of targeting sex workers on Detroit's east side

DETROIT – A person of interest in a Detroit serial killer case has been charged in connection with the stabbing and sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman, police said.

Deangelo Kenneth Martin, 34, of Detroit, is accused of stabbing and sexually assaulting the woman at 1:40 a.m. May 7 at a house on the city's east side.

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Martin is charged with one count of assault with intent to murder and four counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault.

He was arraigned Monday in 36th District Court. A probable cause conference is scheduled for June 20, and a preliminary examination is scheduled for June 25. 

Martin was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Seven Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue as a person of interest in the serial killer case. Detroit police Chief James Craig said Martin is a homeless man known to frequent the area where the bodies of three women -- Nancy Harrison, Travesene Ellis and Tamara M. Jones -- were found.

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