Adrian woman accused of stabbing man, torching house
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:03:43 GMT —
A 20-year-old southeastern Michigan woman is jailed on first-degree murder and arson charges, accused of stabbing a man, then setting his house on fire.
Lakeisha M. Valdez of Adrian was arraigned Wednesday in Redford Township's 17th District Court, then ordered held without bond until her preliminary examination Tuesday.
The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press say police in the Wayne County community went to the scene of a fire Saturday and found a body, identified through dental records as that of 28-year-old Matthew Oliveraz. Police say the killer and victim knew each other.
Valdez also is charged with theft and tampering with evidence.
There was no answer on the phone at the Wayne County jail Wednesday night, and it was unknown if Valdez has a lawyer.