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Man faces 4 murder, 4 gun charges in Sumpter Twp. quadruple homicide

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Sumpter Township — A man accused of a quadruple homicide last weekend in Sumpter Township faces eight felony charges, including four counts of premeditated murder, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday.

Monday:Quadruple homicide stuns Sumpter Twp.: 'This doesn't happen here'

Raymond Bailey, 37, faces four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony firearm. He has been in police custody since turning himself in at the Bay County Sheriff's Office Sunday night, and is hospitalized currently.

Raymond Bailey

Bailey, who is hospitalized, was arraigned by video by 34th District Judge Brian Oakley. He was denied bond, and after leaving the hospital will be transported Wayne County Jail for the duration of his case.  

Sumpter Township police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A statewide alert was issued for Raymond Lee Bailey, 37, of Sumpter Township, the ex-boyfriend of one of the women killed, but ultimately he turned himself in.

The quadruple homicide took place about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, on the 24900 block of Martinsville Road in Sumpter Township. The four victims are: Laura Tanner, 35, who is an ex-girlfriend of the suspect; Sarah Grupa, 38, who is Tanner's sister; Forrest Sampson, 28, and Neil Sampson, 30. The four victims were shot with a handgun.

The Sampsons are brothers, and are cousins with the sisters. A GoFundMe page, seeking to raise $40,000 for the four funerals, has raised about $36,000 as of Wednesday morning.

Sunday:Quadruple homicide suspect in custody, had prior domestic, felony charges dismissed

Authorities say Tanner had "ongoing problems" with Bailey.

In 2019, Bailey faced felony assault and misdemeanor domestic violence charges, but those were dropped over two different court hearings after the victim did not participate.

Kym Worthy, the Wayne County prosecutor, called the quadruple homicide "the quintessential example of domestic victimology."

"We clearly understand the social psychology of the domestic violence victim, and we strive mightily to support them," Worthy said in a statement. 

Worthy urged people domestic violence victims to reach out to the First Step 24-hour hotline, at 734-722-6800.

Bailey is due for a probable cause conference on Sept. 2 before Judge Tina Brooks Green.