Sources: Man accused of beating girlfriend to death in front of young kids killed by Detroit gunman in clown mask
Willie Wilborn fatally shot after murder charge dropped
DETROIT – A man who was previously accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend to death and leaving her body in a vacant Detroit home with her four young children was shot and killed on Halloween night by a gunman wearing a clown mask, sources told Local 4.
La’Diamond Meyers, 24, was found dead June 28 inside a vacant house in the 15000 block of Braile Street on Detroit’s west side. Police said Meyers’ body was found naked next to four children -- ages 8 months old to 5 years old. Meyers was five months pregnant, officials said.
“The little boy said, ‘My daddy hit her across the head with the broom and he stabbed her,’” said the neighbor who found the woman’s body.
Her boyfriend, Willie Wilborn, 29, was charged with first-degree murder in the case.
“Naked, with four kids at the end of the bed,” said Sheila Calvin, Meyers’ sister. “They thought she was asleep. They were hungry for two days.”
Calvin said she thinks of her sister every day.
“I keep her obituary next to my nightstand,” Calvin said.
The charges against Wilborn were eventually dropped when the judge said more evidence was needed. Wilborn was set free.
On Halloween night, a man was in line at the gas station at Grand River Avenue and Southfield Road when a gunman in a clown mask shot him in the back of the head, according to authorities. The man was killed, police said.
Sources confirmed to Local 4 that the man killed in the shooting was Wilborn.
Calvin said she would have preferred the person who killed her sister to be locked up to think about the crime.
“Think about it,” Calvin said. “Consequence. That’s what hurts even more.”
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