ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

How Michigan mother's breast milk led to husband's arrest 5 years after her murder

Officials said a murder victim's breast milk led to the arrest of her husband five years after her death when it was discovered he had spiked her cereal with heroin.

Christy Ann Thompson Harris, 36, was found dead five years ago at her Davison home. Her death was initially ruled an accidental overdose.

But in a recent development, her husband, Jason Harris, was charged with her murder. Officials said Jason Harris spiked his wife's cereal with heroin.

How Michigan mother's breast milk led to husband's arrest 5 years after her murder

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4 fast facts

  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is planning a ballot initiative for March 2020 hoping to fund the completion of the city's blight removal program. Read more.

  • Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy as part of a plan to settle litigation with dozens of states and other plaintiffs who blame the company for fueling the opioid crisis. Learn more.

  • Dearborn police are searching for a robber who got into a man's car in a Tim Horton's parking lot, punched him in the face and stole money before fleeing the scene. Read more.

  • Michigan's 48,000 state government workers have been notified of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1. Learn more.

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Body dragged after hit-and-run

A "reckless" driver who fatally struck a sign holder in Detroit and dragged the man's body for 150 feet while trying to drive away, according to authorities.

Matthew C. Bockhart, 28, of Oxford, is accused of driving recklessly at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Gratiot Avenue and Linnhurst Street on the city's east side. Bockhart is charged with reckless driving causing death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death when at fault.

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Malnourished dog

Two women have been charged with animal cruelty after a stray dog was found injured and extremely malnourished in Eastpointe, officials said.

An Eastpointe animal control officer responded Sept. 4 to a report of a stray dog, according to authorities. He found the dog had a spinal injury and was extremely malnourished, fire officials said.

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Detroit Youth Choir

The Detroit Youth Choir will take the stage Tuesday in Hollywood for the finals of "America's Got Talent."

The children have wowed the judges and America every step of the way, but Tuesday night is time to leave everything on the stage in hopes of bringing the crown home to Detroit.

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UAW strikes

"I would love for them at the very least to hire the temps who have been busting their butts next to us for three to five years with nothing to show for it," said Ghana Goodwin-Dye, former president of Local 909. 

The plight of temporary workers and rising health care costs is topping the list for many United Auto Workers members and General Motors employees.

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