2 Detroit teens could serve adult time if convicted in Uber driver's vicious death

January 30, 2021, 9:38 AM

A 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl are charged as adults in the Southwest Detroit slaying of an Uber driver last week because "the alleged facts in this case are especially heinous and violent," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says, according to the Free Press.

Devin McKee and Lanyah Brady, the younger suspect, are accused of killing Timothy Marcus Perkins, a 60-year-old from Southfield, with a hammer and knife. They were arraigned Friday in 36th District Court, the paper reports.

"The evidence in this case will show that these defendants called an Uber with a plan to rob and carjack the driver, beat and bludgeoned him, and left him in an alley to die," the Freep quotes Worthy as saying. These details are in the article:

On Jan. 21 around 9:20 a.m., police discovered the Uber driver, Perkins, in an alleyway near Elmer Street and St. Lawrence Street, right by West Edsel Ford Service Drive.

Officials said police found Perkins bleeding from his head and [with] multiple stab wounds sliced across his back and torso. ... The two teens allegedly stole Perkins' car, took his personal property and then left the scene, officials say.  Detroit police were able to track down Perkins' stolen car, which led them to find the two teens.

Perkins, who died at a hospital, was a member of the Metro 313 Cyclones cycling group, WDIV reports.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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