Detroit man accused of burning woman due back in court
Torius Inge, the 46-year-old Detroit man accused of killing companion Gracie Hughes, is due back in court later this month and early June for two rounds of hearings, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.
Inge’s probable cause hearing is scheduled for May 26 at 8:30 a.m. His preliminary examination is scheduled for June 2 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Deborah Langston at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.
Inge is charged with open murder and third-degree arson in the case. Authorities say he killed Hughes by stabbing her and inflicting blunt force trauma to her head before setting her body on fire.
Hughes was killed last week in the home she grew up in on the 5000 block of Parker on Detroit’s east side, where she’d become a squatter in her latter years. The home had no heat, gas or lights since 2006, and no running water since 2009. It was foreclosed in 2012 by the Wayne County Treasurer before coming into possession of the Detroit Land Bank Authority in 2014.
A month before her death, Hughes had reached out to the land bank about buying back the home once owned by her parents Leonard and Oralee Hughes.
Court records do not yet show who Inge’s attorney in the case will be.