Boy, 3, Fatally Shot on Detroit’s East Side by 11-Year-Old – Deadline Detroit


Why would you show your gun and give your gun to an 11 year old? Good God people, THINK!

A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed on Detroit’s east side Monday by an 11-year-old boy, WDIV reports.

WDIV’s Mara MacDonald reported that they were not related, and that Elijah Walker, 3, of Taylor,  and his mother were visiting a home in the 16000 block of Eastwood Avenue near Kelly Road.

The victim was shot in the face while they played with a handgun, WDIV reports.

via Boy, 3, Fatally Shot on Detroit’s East Side by 11-Year-Old –  Deadline Detroit.

Random Musings of A Teenage Girl: A Letter To Detroit From A National Youth Gathering Participant


Because I am a Detroit, and am proud to say it. I may no longer live in the city, infact I have live out of the city longerthen I lived in it, but I am Detroit….


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My name is Cassie and I’m from a small town in North Carolina, where our largest building is Wal-Mart. I have always wanted to experience life in a big city, and you did not disappoint, but rather exceeded my expectations. You see, I was expecting a city filled with broken dreams and shattered glass, a city devoid of life and hope. I expected a scene of desolation against the backdrop of a dead city.

via Random Musings of A Teenage Girl: A Letter To Detroit From A National Youth Gathering Participant.

Detroit-area couple in gay marriage case sets the date


This is a non-story… Here is why, if you want equality, then you cannot keep calling out your differences… Gay or not, black or white, tall or short… Who cares. The Supreme Court of America took it upon themselves to rewrite our laws, that is the story. The fact that 2 people are getting married, so what!  I am not for, and never will be for Gay Marriage, I am all for, and always will be for Civil Unions. This has gotten out of control…


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Save the date: Less than two months from now, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse will be a married couple.

And for DeBoer, it’s a surreal fact.

Just weeks ago, the two Hazel Park nurses were on pins and needles awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage across the country. The couple’s lawsuit against Michigan was at the forefront of the case.

Now, the couple is in the midst of planning their Aug. 22 wedding in Southfield.

“We’re doing all this planning and everything, but I don’t know that it’s actually sunk in that we can do this, that it will be for real this time,” DeBoer said in an interview with the Free Press Tuesday. “The fact it’s not a commitment ceremony but a legal ceremony, it’s still kind of sinking in.”

DeBoer said earlier that federal Judge Bernard Friedman, who struck down Michigan’s gay-marriage ban, will officiate their wedding.

“We are trying to get everything done,” she said. “It’s a quick date and we’re trying to get everything together and organized and done well.”

via Detroit-area couple in gay marriage case sets the date.

45 years in prison for fraudulent cancer doctor – Fox 2 News Headlines


Should have been life ….


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DETROIT (WJBK) –
The local doctor who put hundreds of people through unnecessary cancer treatments to collect insurance money has been given a 45-year prison term.

Dr. Farid Fata’s unusual sentencing was a five-day process.

U.S. District Judge Paul Borman heard from experts who criticized how Fata treated patients. He’s also heard distressful stories from about two dozen patients. Witnesses were also called to rebut some of the unflattering testimony about Fata.

via 45 years in prison for fraudulent cancer doctor – Fox 2 News Headlines.

Happy 128th Birthday to the Grand Hotel | Michigan in Pictures


Perfect reason to come to Michigan and see it… If you have never been to Michigan or Machinac Island, what a shame, you’re missing out on a very beautiful state…


grand-hotel-at-nightSending out an early Happy 128th Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel:

via Happy 128th Birthday to the Grand Hotel | Michigan in Pictures.

Detroit mom in freezer bodies case pleads guilty


So Sad and sick


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Detroit — A mother accused of killing two of her children and stuffing their bodies in a freezer pleaded guilty to their slayings in court Monday, detailing the gruesome details of their deaths.

Mitchelle Blair’s appearance in court Monday came after 36th District Judge Dana Hathaway adjourned a hearing Friday so she and lawyers for both sides could review results of an independent examination meant to determine if Blair was fit to stand trial. Blair, 36, was ultimately found competent and could be found criminally responsible in the case on Monday, Hathaway said.

Blair then pleaded guilty to premeditated murder and felony murder in her children’s deaths Monday. She had been charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of premeditated murder and one count of torture. Hathaway accepted the plea after hearing the details of the children’s deaths.

via Detroit mom in freezer bodies case pleads guilty.

Mom accused in kids deaths: I’m already saying I did it


WOW…. Never hear of that happening before…


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Blair attended a competency hearing and preliminary examination Friday in the case. She was found competent to stand trial and waived her preliminary examination. Her next court date is June 26.

Blair also has a custody case brought against her by the state of Michigan regarding possible termination of her parental rights. She and fathers Alexander Dorsey and Steven Berry of her other children will find out June 30 from Wayne County Judge Edward Joseph if they have lost the rights over an 8-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. The three have attended several days of hearings at the Wayne County juvenile court in the matter of the surviving children.

via Mom accused in kids deaths: I’m already saying I did it.