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Ex-boyfriend guilty in death of woman in trash bin

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

The ex-boyfriend of a 24-year-old Detroit woman whose body was found in a garbage bin with a rope tied around her neck was found guilty Wednesday in her death.

A Wayne County jury returned a second-degree murder verdict against Maxwell Brack, 25, in the death of Kajavia Globe. Her body was found Dec. 14 nude from the waist down in a wheeled dumpster behind a vacant house on Detroit’s northwest side.

Globe had been reported missing three days before she was found, and police were looking for a person — believed to be a man — who was videotaped wearing a mask while withdrawing money from Globe’s bank account.

Brack’s sentencing is Sept. 27 before Wayne Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway. He faces up to life in prison.

During Brack’s preliminary examination on open murder in February, Assistant Wayne County Medical Examiner Dr. Lokman Sung said he could not determine whether the rope was used to take Globe’s life.

There were no external or internal signs of injury to the body, Sung testified before 36th District Court Judge Shannon Holmes.

Her body was found in a 55-gallon garbage bin behind an abandoned house in the 18500 block of Fielding near Clarita.

A resident in the area where Globe’s body was found identified a man, believed to be Brack, from a police lineup as the person she saw taking the bin Globe’s body was found in to the back of the house. That woman did not identify Brack in court.

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