Floyd Galloway will stand trial in Danielle Stislicki murder case

Floyd Galloway faces first-degree premeditated murder charge

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Floyd Galloway Jr. has been behind bars since 2017 after he pleaded guilty to strangling and sexual assaulting a Livonia jogger a few months before Danielle Stislicki disappeared.

Danielle Stislicki

He is serving 16-35 years in prison for his conviction that case.

In March, Galloway was charged with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with Stislicki's death. The preliminary hearing started Monday in Farmington Hills and continued into Tuesday afternoon when Judge James Brady decided he had heard enough evidence to send Galloway to trial on the charge.

The hearing included testimony from 15 witnesses, and 45 different exhibits were presented. Judge Brady said the evidence was overwhelming.

"The crime of first-degree premeditated murder has been committed, and there is overwhelming probable cause that defendant Floyd Galloway Jr. committed that crime," Judge Brady said.

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Galloway was a security guard at MetLife in Southfield, where Stislicki and her mother worked. The 29-year-old Farmington Hills woman was last seen leaving the building in December of 2016. Galloway was the last person seen with her.

When Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel took office in January, she reviewed Stislicki's case with the Farmington Hills police and felt charges were warranted.

The pain of losing a child has not waned, but not knowing where she is has only added to the heartbreak. Stislicki's parents only have her death certificate, which lists homicide as the cause of death. They said they don't have anything they want to say, they just want to know where their daughter is.

Floyd Galloway in court (WDIV)
Floyd Galloway Jr. in court Sept. 9, 2019. (WDIV)

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Ken Haddad is the digital content manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter.

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.