Suspects in beating of Detroit driver may face hate crime charges

DETROIT, April 8 (UPI) -- Suspects accused of beating of a driver so badly he remains in a coma could be charged with a hate crime, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says.
Frances Burns
Mariska Hargitay joins Detroit prosecutor in fight against rape kit backlog

Mariska Hargitay joins Detroit prosecutor in fight against rape kit backlog

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay will also produce a documentary about rape kit backlogs.
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Parents say they don't understand why daughter shot by homeowner

DETROIT, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Parents of a Detroit teenager say they are still trying to understand why she was killed, but welcome the arrest of the homeowner who shot her in the face.
Renisha McBride shooter to be charged with second-degree murder

Renisha McBride shooter to be charged with second-degree murder

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The homeowner who shot Renisha McBride on November 2 will face second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for killing the young woman, who was seeking help after a car accident.
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Fatal shooting of black woman in Detroit suburb fuels racial tensions

DETROIT, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A woman shot and killed on a porch in a Detroit suburb had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit for driving, a toxicology report said.

Homicide charges dropped against brothers after 25 years in prison

DETROIT, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Two brothers who spent 25 years in prison before their convictions for a Detroit slaying were tossed will be freed after prosecutors decided not to retry them.

Traffic fines unpaid in budget skirmish

DETROIT, March 19 (UPI) -- Cases in Detroit's traffic courts have been dismissed or adjourned after prosecutors failed to show in court, officials say.

No charges against Detroit prep coach

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said no charges would be filed against a basketball coach who shot two alleged muggers outside his Detroit high school.

5 charged with killing of two women

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Five men have been charged with killing two Detroit-area women because they cooperated with police, a prosecutor said Saturday.

Condom price fight said to lead to killing

DETROIT, March 13 (UPI) -- A clerk at a Detroit gas station was charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a customer after an argument over the price of condoms, police said.

Handyman in Detroit murder case arraigned

DETROIT, March 5 (UPI) -- A man arrested in the death of a Detroit woman was arraigned Monday and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Detroit mayor urges end to violence

DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Detroit is coping with a surge of gun violence with young people as assailants and victims, and the mayor has urged a halt.

Ex-chief, officers accused of taking money

DETROIT, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A former Michigan police chief and five detectives allegedly spent forfeited drug money on trips, prostitutes, marijuana and alcohol, officials say.

Man gets year for fondling coma patient

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A recently released sex offender was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for fondling a comatose woman in a Detroit nursing home.

Kilpatrick presents case for parole

DETROIT, May 13 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick made his case for parole Thursday but a prosecutor urged parole be denied when he is eligible to be released in July.
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Kym L. Worthy (1957- ) is the current prosecutor of Wayne County, Michigan. She is the second African-American to serve as a county prosecutor in Michigan, the first one being Stuart Dunnings III in Ingham County, Michigan which includes Lansing. She has received a large amount of notice since filing charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the beginning of March, 2008, however this is only one of many cases her office has been involved in.

Worthy received her bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Worthy started as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County in 1984. She served in this position for ten years, trying over 800 cases. The most notable was the trial of Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers in the beating death of Malice Green. Among the cases Worthy had go to trial her conviction rate was over 90%. From 1994- January 2004 Worthy was a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court.

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