Southgate Teen Arraigned For Deadly Stabbing At Taylor Graduation Party

A 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were wounded.

July 15, 2019 - 2:48 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) -- The teenager accused of a deadly stabbing at a high school graduation party in Taylor earlier this month has been arraigned and charged with second degree murder.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 16-year-old Giannfranco Delgado of Southgate in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Cameron Petty of Detroit. Delgado was given an adult designation, meaning that upon conviction, the judge has the option of sentencing the defendant as a juvenile, as an adult or blending a juvenile and adult sentence.

The prosecutor's office says on the night of July 6, Delgado was attending a graduation party held at a Knights of Columbus Hall located in the 24900 block of Brest in Taylor, just west of Telegraph Road. Just before 11 p.m. that night, a large fight broke out and prosecutors allege that Delgado stabbed Petty and two other young men. Petty was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The other two victims were taken to the hospital and treated for their wounds. Their names have not been released.

Police have not said what events led up to the fight and the stabbings that night.

Delgado was arraigned Saturday at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit before Referee Sean Kerman. Delgado has been charged with second degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to murder.

He was remanded to jail until his next scheduled court date, on July 16 at the Lincoln Hall of Justice.