Monroe County Man Charged With Murder, Decapitation Of Elderly Woman

The woman was reportedly the man's step-grandmother.

WWJ News
February 19, 2020 - 4:45 pm

BEDFORD, Mich. (WWJ) -- A Temperance man has been charged with the murder and decapitation of an elderly Bedford woman.

Police were called to a home in the 8800 block of Lewis Avenue shortly after 3 a.m. on Feb. 17 after a woman's body was found in the living room, according to multiple reports. 

Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, Mich., was arraigned Wednesday and is facing an open murder charge, as well as the mutilation of a corpse. He is being held at the Monroe County Jail without bond, according to reports.

The victim, identified as 79-year-old Cecelia Green, is reportedly McBride's step-grandmother. 

Authorities say Gibson died from multiple instances of blunt force trauma and had been beheaded.

Michigan State Police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department spent several hours investigating at the scene Monday. When they first arrived, McBride and another family member were both at the home and taken in for questioning. McBride was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in court next Wednesday.