Westland teen arraigned in fatal stabbing

The Detroit News

A 17-year-old from Westland, accused of stabbing a man to death next door over an argument about noise, has been arraigned in the slaying.

The victim, whom police identified as Matthew Green, a 33-year-old from Belleville, was fatally stabbed about 2:18 a.m. Saturday in the 35000 block of Thames in Westland.

Green was taken to Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, where he died from his injuries.

The teen, Dion Marquis Patterson, was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

According to police, the incident began while Green was visiting his girlfriend’s home. Patterson’s mother, who lives next door, allegedly had a verbal altercation with Green, his girlfriend and two others about their noise level.

Patterson woke up and asked his mother about the altercation, according to police. He then allegedly went next door with a kitchen knife, entered through an unlocked door and stabbed Green, police said.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Patterson with felony murder, second-degree murder, felonious assault and home invasion.

He was arraigned and remanded to jail on Monday and will have a probable cause hearing on May 28 and a preliminary examination on June 4 before Judge Mark McConnell of 18th District Court in Westland, the prosecutor’s office said.