2 charged in man’s killing due in court next month

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit — A final pre-trial hearing has been adjourned until Feb. 13 in the case of a young couple charged in the robbery and killing of an elderly Plymouth Township man.

Andrew Jeffrey Nutt, 22, of Westland and Miriah Nichole Pisarski, 19, of Detroit were charged in November in connection with the homicide of 76-year-old Kenneth LaBita.

Police was found LaBita dead Oct. 27 at his home in the 40000 block of Gilbert in Plymouth Township after neighbors noticed his dog running around outside his home and the garage door up. LaBita died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Nutt and Pisarski allegedly shot LaBita in the late afternoon of Oct. 24 . Police said the couple also stole cash and guns from the home before fleeing.

LaPita, say the victim’s family members, was a friend of Nutt’s father.

Nutt and Pisarski face trial on first-degree premeditated murder, felony murder, larceny of firearms and felony firearm.

LaBita had been a widower since 2012 who lost his daughter in 2008, say relatives. He was described as a neighborhood fixture who had "passionate" conversations on a lot of subjects.


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