Oak Park man charged in double killing

The Detroit News

A 61-year-old Oak Park man is facing up to life in prison on charges stemming from the Wednesday killing of his wife and sister-in-law.

Oak Park Public Safety officials say Abdulwajid Akhenaton was arraigned Friday on two counts of first-degree murder and felony firearm in connection with the killings in the 21000 block of Church Street.

Chief Judge Pro Tem David M. Gubow denied bond for Akhenaton during the hearing in 45th District Court. The murder charges carry a penalty of life in prison.

Police said officers responded to a call around 7 p.m. Wednesday and found Akhenaton’s 66-year-old wife and his 53-year-old sister-in-law dead.

One of the victims was found shot in a vehicle outside the ranch-style home. Police discovered the other inside the home.

Police said Akhenaton turn himself in shortly after the incident.

He’s due back in court Sept. 29 for a probable cause hearing. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Oct. 9.