Sisters charged in woman's two-by-four murder

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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Two sisters face second-degree murder charges in the death of a 23-year-old woman, who died in November days after being hit in the head with a two-by-four during a fight.

Dajohnae Buckhannon, 22, and Daneisha Buckhannon, 28, were denied bond at their arraignments on Thursday, and both are further ordered not to possess or own any firearms as their cases are decided.

Their arraignments mean that all three charged suspects in the murder of 23-year-old Charsha Miller are at Wayne County Jail, waiting for their cases to proceed. Mario Tipton, 26, also faces second-degree murder charges. 

The morning of Nov. 11, at about 5 a.m., on the 8300 block of Sussex, south of Joy Road and east of Greenfield, the three suspects and the victim, Miller, got into an argument, police said. Police at the time identified a 23-year-old woman as swinging the two-by-four. Dajohnae Buckhannon is 22. Miller died days after being struck, and the three were all charged with murder, though police have declined to say what role the other two suspects, Tipton and the older sister, are accused of playing in the incident.

Court records show that the sisters are due in court on July 5 for their probable cause conference, and again on July 12 for their preliminary exam, both before Judge William McConico.