Detroit man, 36, charged with murder, mutilation

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroiter Richard Sanders, 36, faces four criminal charges, including first-degree murder and mutilation, in relation to a mid-February murder on the city's east side. 

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Court records say on Feb. 17 at 6:44 a.m., Sanders killed a victim named Macita Mahone. Public records indicate she was 28.

The investigator's report for the case says that Sanders "mutilated or defaced or removed or carried away" parts of the victim's body. 

In addition to the premeditated murder and the mutilation charges, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Sanders with using a firearm to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

He was arrested 11 days later, on Feb. 28, on the 11700 block of East McNichols at 5:45 p.m., records show. At his arraignment on Saturday, Sanders was remanded to Wayne County Jail as his case is decided. 

Sanders is due for a probable cause conference at 8:30 a.m. March 13 before Judge Kenneth King, and on March 20 at 1:30 p.m. for his preliminary examination.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner said the cause and manner of death is still pending.