Farmington man in court Friday for girlfriend's murder, dismemberment

William Michael Dhondt charged with premeditated murder in girlfriend's strangulation death, dismemberment in Farmington

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William Michael Dhondt was charged with premeditated 1st degree murder in the strangulation death of his girlfriend.

BERKLEY, Mich. - The preliminary examination will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Berkley's 45-A District Court for a man charged with premeditated 1st degree murder in the strangulation death and dismemberment of his girlfriend in Farmington.

William Michael Dhondt was arraigned in February on charges for the death of 29-year-old Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir. The judge ordered no bond for Dhondt. He has been held at the Oakland County Jail.

Investigators say 28-year-old Dhondt told them Hehir was killed after a domestic dispute turned violent. Police say he reported her missing Feb. 25.

Her remains were found the next day at their home on Colchester Street and Dhondt was taken into custody.

Dhondt also is charged with the felony of dismemberment of a human body, which investigators believe he did in the basement of the home he and Hehir shared. He was found competent to stand trial after a hearing on Wednesday.

Police say Hehir spent 4 1/2 years working at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills.

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