Deangelo Martin

Deangelo Martin (Booking photo)

'This Is Part 2': Accused Detroit Serial Killer, Rapist Arraigned On New Charges

July 24, 2019 - 11:20 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A man identified by police as an alleged serial killer and rapist has been arraigned in "part two" of the case. 

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday announced new charges against 34-year-old Deangelo Kenneth Martin, this time in connection with an attack on a 51-year-old woman in Detroit. 

According to investigators, Martin abducted, strangled and sexually assaulted the victim in the early morning hours of June 3 in a vacant home on the city's east side. 

He is charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to do great bodily harm by strangulation and criminal sexual conduct – assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

"This is Part Two," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "We will continue to work on other cases where this defendant may also be involved.”

This comes more than month after Martin was arrested and charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder in the stabbing and rape of a 26-year-old Detroit woman May 7, also at a home on Detroit's east side. 

Police are continuing to investigate Martin in connection with the deaths of three women whose bodies were found in similar circumstances in vacant homes on the east side.

Police said 52-year old Nancy Harrison, was found March 19 in an abandoned house on Coventry near I-75. A second woman, identified as 53-year old Travesene Ellis, was found in a home on Linnhurst near Schoenherr Rd. A third woman in her 50s was found dead June 5 on Mack near Mt. Elliot. 

The victim in the May 7 case, as well as the victim in the June 3 case survived. 

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has said he's confident that Martin, a homeless Detroit resident, is a serial killer who targeted sex workers on the east side. 

Worthy's office said Martin was arraigned in 36th District Court on the latest charges Wednesday morning and remanded to jail. A probable cause conference is scheduled for August 1, followed by a preliminary examination set for August 8, before Judge Lynise Bryant-Weekes.