Key hearing waived for man tied to woman's death - Fox 2 News Headlines

Key hearing waived for man tied to woman's death

Posted: Updated:
Police are searching for Kaylah Hunter, 6, and baby Erin Justice, after their mother was found dead. Police are searching for Kaylah Hunter, 6, and baby Erin Justice, after their mother was found dead.
DETROIT (AP) -- Police stepped in to maintain order outside a courtroom Wednesday after relatives of two missing children argued with the family of a man who is charged with covering up the murder of their mother.
 
Timothy Jones is accused of knowing about the fatal shooting of Alicia Fox and assisting the killer after it occurred. Fox's body was found June 9, but her two children remain missing.
 
Her estranged husband, Erin Justice, has been charged with first-degree murder in Fox's death.
 
Jones, 27, briefly appeared in court to waive a key hearing about evidence against him. It means he'll go directly to trial on a charge of being an accessory, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
 
Outside the courtroom, police intervened as tension and voices rose among Jones' family and relatives of the missing siblings, Kaylah Hunter, 6, and 8-month-old Kristian Justice. They were escorted away separately.
 
Jones must post $5,000 to get out of jail, an amount that was challenged as too high by defense attorney Randall Upshaw.
 
Prosecutors "want to pimp him, leave him in jail, when any other individual would be out of jail," Upshaw complained to Judge Ruth Carter.
 
But assistant prosecutor Trisha Gerard said Jones remains a threat to the public as long as the children are missing. Carter didn't lower the bond.
 
Justice remains locked up in an Atlanta-area jail while he fights extradition. He was arrested two weeks ago.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:42:51 GMT
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:17:30 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • 24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:26:09 GMT
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices