Man charged in fatal stabbing at adult foster care

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Dawayne Bennett

Detroit — A 42-year-old Detroit man faces a charge of second-degree murder over a mid-February stabbing at an adult foster care center on the city's west side, court records show.

Just after midnight on Feb. 10, the suspect and a 41-year-old woman engaged in a knife fight at the foster care center, police said. The woman was injured in the struggle.

Police reached the 14200 block of Washburn — north of Schoolcraft, west of Wyoming — and medics transported the victim to an area hospital. The victim, who court records identify as Charlene Williams, later died from her injuries.

The suspect, Dawayne Bennett, was arrested immediately.

At his arraignment this weekend, Bennett was denied bond and will remain jailed at Wayne County as his case proceeds through the court system.

Pardeep Toor, a spokesman for the Michigan bureau of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or LARA, said there is no licensed adult foster care on the address listed for the facility.