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Mount Clemens man charged in death of girlfriend

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 39-year-old Mount Clemens man was arraigned Tuesday in the death of his live-in girlfriend after he allegedly hit or dragged her with his pickup, officials said.

Michael Edward Rosenmund is charged with reckless driving causing death and manslaughter with a motor vehicle, both 15-year felonies.

According to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, around 4:30 a.m. July 10, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from Rosenmund.

When they arrived at his Mount Clemens home, they found Rosenmund’s girlfriend, Julie Williamson, unclothed and unresponsive in the front yard, officials said.

Officials said they believe there was a domestic dispute that escalated to a homicide.

“Williamson’s extensive physical injuries indicate that she had been struck or dragged by Rosenmund’s pickup truck in the aftermath of an altercation,” Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a statement Tuesday. “The medical examiner’s report concludes that Williamson’s road rash markings were caused from her body being dragged along the pavement.”

“These physical injuries are shocking even to veteran law enforcement officers. Rosenmund will be held accountable for this brutality.”

Bond for Rosenmund was set at $300,000. He returns to 41-B District Court in Clinton Township for a probable cause Aug. 24 and a preliminary exam Aug. 31.

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