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19-Year-Old Sterling Heights Man Charged In Mom's Murder

July 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm

STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) - A 19-year old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in a Sterling Heights apartment.

Cardell Sain of Sterling Heights is being held in the Macomb County Jail without bond following an arraignment Thursday.

Sain was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police responded to a 911 call about "family trouble" at the Lakeside Terrace apartments on Pine Drive -- in the area of Hall Road and Hayes, west of Lakeside Mall. Police said a woman was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although the woman has not been publicly identified by police, relatives say the 41-year-old victim was Sain's mother and there was an argument before she was killed.  Police have not released any information about a cause of death. 

Sain, who has been assigned a court-appointed attorney, will be back in court in two weeks. 

This is the first homicide case this year for Sterling Heights police.