Man accused in girlfriend’s death, mutilation to stand trial
Detroit — Dexter Williams, accused of killing his girlfriend and mutilating her body in their Redford Township apartment last year, will stand trial on June 6. The trial should last three days, attorneys on the case said.
Ann Marie Gorup was found dead in her apartment in late September after her boss called Redford police and requested a wellness check.
During that check, police saw what appeared to be blood on the walls of the apartment, and Williams inside, wearing clothes police believed to be blood-stained, according to the testimony of Sgt. Paul Lawrence of the Redford Police Department at Williams’ preliminary exam on Feb. 19.
Lawrence was the only witness called at that hearing before District Judge Karen Khalil ruled that Williams be bound over for trial.
Williams faced arraignment on information in front of Judge Thomas Cameron on Friday morning. He is charged with first-degree murder and mutilation of a corpse, and faces the possibility of life in prison.
A final conference in the case will be held on April 8. Motions from the prosecution and the defense are due on April 1. Defense attorney Samuel Churikian said he would be presenting a motion to quash.
If the case advances, a plea deal is still possible and likely to be offered at some point, said assistant Wayne County prosecutor Mary Rubio. The defense would be free to take the deal, negotiate another one or proceed to trial.