Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ex-boyfriend charged in suburban Detroit woman's death

Robert Howard, 25 was charged with 1st degree murder for the disapperance and strangulaiton death of his girlfriend, Laci Anne Green, 22. He was Green's live-in boyfriend for 2 years until they broke up a month ago. Green returned to his mother's home in Dearborn Heights.

Green's parents awoke Wednesday morning and noticed their daughter was not in her bedroom; she had left for a walk with Howard hours earlier, police said. The parents did spot Howard in their backyard, but they were unable to find Green after a search of the area.

Police responded about 4:45 a.m. to a 911 call from Green's father and about 6:30 a.m. spotted the body lying in a field about a half-mile south on Hawley near Glenwood.
Howard was arrested shortly after. He gave police several admissions, but hasn't given a formal confession, said Sgt. Steve Borisch.

The arrignment was held in 18th District Court on Friday, as was Green's funeral. Howard's preliminary hearing will be on May 22.

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