On Friday July 12, marijuana charges against 42-year-old Myron T. Williams were dropped. Now Williams has been charged with murder by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in connection with the strangling death of a 35-year-old woman.
Following the dismissal of the marijuana charges on Friday, Williams was held in custody until Monday, when the new charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, and unarmed robbery could be filed. Sabrina Gianino was allegedly strangled by Williams on May 15 inside her boyfriend's Grosse Pointe Park home, although Williams, who lived next door, was not charged with the murder at that time. He was arrested two days after the strangulation death of the victim.
Gianino's boyfriend discovered her body upon returning home from his job at Marge's Bar just after midnight on the 15th. He called 911 and was questioned and released by police, who believe the murder took place at approximately 11 p.m. Gianino was employed at the Platz Animal Hospital in Grosse Pointe Park.
Williams' preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29 at 9 a.m.. If convicted on charges of first-degree murder, he will face mandatory sentencing of life in prison according to a news article at Mlive.com.
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