PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered two 20-year-old Detroit men to stand trial on murder charges in the robbery and fatal shooting of an Eastern Michigan University football player.
Demarius Reed of Chicago was killed at his off-campus apartment building in Ypsilanti on Oct. 18. Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas are charged with open counts of murder.
A probable cause resumed Monday in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township, and District Judge Richard Conlin ruled that there's enough evidence to send the case to trial in circuit court.
An open murder charge means that the jury can choose to convict Pratt and Thomas of either first- or second-degree murder. Conlin dismissed a charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery against them.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled March 25 before Judge Donald Shelton.