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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008

    MI - Rachelle Wood, 23, found strangled, Green Oak Township, 15 June 2014


    A 25-year-old man was arraigned this afternoon in connection with the murder of his 23-year-old sister-in-law.

    Authorities say Nicholas Allen Foerster, of Whitmore Lake, confessed to strangling his sister-in-law, Rachelle Wood, for seven minutes until she died.

    Foerster, who is being held without bond for first-degree premeditated murder, then reported to police that he found her unclothed and dead in the bathtub in her apartment on Haley Lane, Prosecutor William Vailliencourt said in a 4 p.m. press conference today.

    Vailliencourt declined to release additional details, including a motive, citing the "open and ongoing investigation."

    Foerster, a military police officer in the Michigan Army Reserve, returns to court Tuesday for an exam conference.

    Police initially indicated that the family member who checked on Wood reported that he did so after she failed to show for work.

    Upon arrival, responders found the woman had been dead for an "extended" period of time. Neither police nor Vailliencourt further explained the time period.

    At his arraignment, Foerster said he planned to hire attorney Lee Gough, who declined to comment following the arraignment.

    ***This bothers me because it seem's to much like the Julia Niswender case which is still unsolved 2 years later. Whitmore Lake is less than an hour drive to Ypsilanti (even in bad traffic)
    A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013

    Nicholas Allen Foerster, 25, who authorities said confessed to choking his sister-in-law, Rachelle Wood, for seven minutes knowing it would cause her death, was scheduled for trial Monday, but it was adjourned until April 20 in Livingston County Circuit Court.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2013
    From October:


    A man who strangled his sister-in-law after she rebuffed his flirtation – possibly with his 1-year-old daughter present - was sentenced Wednesday to at least 22.5 years in prison.

    Judge Michael P. Hatty sentenced decorated military veteran Nicholas Allen Foerster to a maximum of 50 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Rachelle Wood, on June 15, 2014.

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