Charges upped after Grosse Pointe Farms designer dies
Charges against a handyman in the stabbing of a 69-year-old interior designer at the victim’s Grosse Pointe Farms home were upgraded to felony murder now that the victim has died, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday.
Daniel Clancy was found bleeding on the sidewalk outside his home in March. He died Wednesday from injuries suffered in the attack. His death was ruled homicide by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
David Scott Corzilius, a 49-year-old handyman from Warren, has been charged in the stabbing of Clancy at his home on the 200 block of Voltaire. His charges — assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and home invasion, unlawful imprisonment, larceny in a building and felonious assault — were amended to felony murder Friday.
Corzilius has been ordered to undergo a competency examination and if he is found competent to stand trial, he will be arraigned on the felony murder charge June 8, the prosecutor’s office said.
The cause of Clancy’s death was multiple stab wounds to his neck and complications of head trauma during the March 6 attack.
Authorities say Corzilius stabbed Clancy repeatedly around 4:30 p.m. and then took items, including valuable paintings he tried to sell at a pawn shop.
Attorney Timothy Doty, Corzilius’ lawyer, said his client is bipolar and has a substance abuse problem and was in a hospital from a drug overdose when he was arrested for the attack on Clancy.
Corzilius remains in custody on a $1 million bond.
Services for Clancy will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 629 Jefferson, Detroit.