05-15-2016, 08:09 PM #1
MI - Micheal Stratford, 38, River Rouge, 6 May 2016
Micheal Stratford went for a ride on his motorcycle but never made it back home. Police found his bike but there is still no sign of the River Rouge man...
"One of his friends came over yesterday and went through his PlayStation game and was able to find the last person he had contact with," she said. "And that's how I found out where he was."
This brought his mom and FOX 2 to a house of that person in Taylor.
No one was home here. But neighbors say the police found his bike in the garage.
Michigan State Police were on scene with a forensic lab Sunday in Taylor, helping to process what the Taylor Police Chief is calling "possible evidence" in the case of a missing father from River Rouge.
05-17-2016, 02:39 AM #2
Police found a body they believe is a River Rouge man missing for more than a week following a motorcycle ride...
Police say the two suspects, ages 41 and 36, shot the man they believe to be Stratford after a fight, later dumping the body in Ypsilanti.
05-18-2016, 08:53 PM #3
Two brothers who were arrested earlier this week in connection with the disappearance of a father now face murder charges.
Adam L. Brown, 41, and Wesley D. Brown, 35, both of Taylor, are each charged with crimes stemming from the killing of 38-year-old Michael L. Stratford of River Rouge...
Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi,... was still awaiting the autopsy findings but said the identification had been verified.
05-19-2016, 09:34 PM #4
07-18-2016, 07:11 AM #5
Now the case has come to a standstill. Wesley Brown will undergo a mental competency exam, while Adam Brown waived his right to the exam.
The preliminary exam shorter than expected. Five witnesses were on hand and ready to testify against the brothers, among them, family members of the defendant.
"I kind of feel sorry for his family," Bommarito said. "I heard his family was here and willing to testify against their son. I haven't felt sorry for them until today."
11-10-2016, 12:34 PM #6Registered User
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‘How Do You Sleep At Night’: Murder Victim’s Mother Shouts At Attorneys Following Plea Deal
Wesley Brown, 38, appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court on Wednesday, where the judge accepted his guilty plea to second-degree murder in the death of Michael Stratford. Under the deal, charges of open murder, and disinterment and mutilation of a body were dropped.
Following the hearing, Stratford’s mother Carrie Bommarito confronted Brown’s attorneys in a courtroom hallway.
“I don’t know how you sleep at night, I don’t,” Bommarito shouted at the attorneys, who continued walking away. “If it was your son, Kym Worthy’s son… I guarantee you it would have been natural life. I guarantee you it would have been a lot stricter that what I got. He was just a hard-working young kid, a single father. He deserved better.”Brown is due back in court for sentencing on November 30.
Brown’s 41-year-old brother, Adam, has also pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact. With his deal, charges of disinterment and mutilation of a dead body were dismissed.
12-03-2016, 11:22 AM #7Registered User
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Brothers sentenced for murder, dismemberment of River Rouge father
A Downriver mother outraged after two brothers who brutally murdered and dismembered her son take a plea deal.
She was in court Friday as the guilty men Adam and Wesley Brown were sentenced for the death of Michael Stratford and spoke to them face to face.
"This is the little girl that sits at home every day and cries," Carrie Bommarito said. "He's a single father you knew that, Adam. This little girl was at your house six hours before your brother murdered him And you mutilated him."Wesley pleaded guilty to killing then mutilating the body of Stratford last May. Adam Brown pleaded guilty to helping his brother dispose of the body.
The plea deal means that Adam won't go to prison. The judge instead put him on probation for five years and ordered him to pay the victim's family more than $9,000.
While his brother appeared remorseful, Wesley Brown - the killer - stood silently as the judge sentenced him to between 25 and 50 years in prison.
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The perfectly imperfect.
I'll try to put him back together.
Even if I can't, I will give him back his dignity.
RIP, my little buddy Golyo (2000-2017)
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