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Brothers Charged For Robbery, Murder On Detroit's West Side

There are 18 charges between the two brothers.

March 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- A pair of Detroit brothers are behind bars after being charged in conncetion with a murder on the city's west side last weekend.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has charged 27-year-old Korie Trimble and his brother, 29-year-old DeCarlos Trimble, for the killing of Martez Bonner of Detroit.

Detroit police responded to a call in the area of W. 7 Mile Road and Harlow Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 16. When offcers arrived, they found Bonner, 22, with a gunshot wound, prosecutors said. 

Bonner was pronounced dead at the scene. A female victim, who had multiple gunshot wounds, was taken to a nearby hospital.

Prosecutors alleged that Korie Trimble robbed the victims, and during the course of the robbery, shot Bonner and the woman. The elder Trimble allegedly aided and abetted his brother in the robbery and shooting.

Korie Trimble is charged with Felony Murder, First Degree Premeditated Murder, Assault With Intent to Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery, Felon In Possession of a Firearm, and six counts of Felony Firearm. 

His brother, meanwhile, is charged with Felony Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery and three counts of Felony Firearm. Prosecutors stressed that all charges are allegations and the suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Both defendants were remanded to jail.

The brothers were arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court.  The Probable Cause Conferences are scheduled for April 5, while the Preliminary Examinations are scheduled for April 12. Both hearings are before Judge Cylenthia Miller in 36th District Court.