Added murder charge for man who was stabbed three times at the fatal Ann Arbor Hotel
ANN ARBOR, MI – A man accused a month ago of stabbing three women during an argument at an Ann Arbor hotel has been charged with murder.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office approved an indictment of open murder of Madron Aldonijah Austin last week, April 29, after one of three women accused of stabbing in an Ann Arbor hotel died of her injuries.
Austin, 47, is charged with killing Angel Mercedes Pritchard, also known as Nyesha Mercedes Robinson, who sustained serious injuries when she was in a hotel room at Sonesta Suites, 800 Victors, at 1:31 am during an argument on April 4 , Way was stabbed near the Pittsfield Township border, according to the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Robinson, 27, died a week later while being treated at the University of Michigan Hospital.
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The other two women in the hotel room, 36 and 33, were injured in the attack and treated and released for their injuries, police said.
Austin now faces open charges of murder, as well as two crimes of murder with intent, one crime with intent to cause less physical harm than murder, and one crime of armed robbery.
With the help of Livingston and the Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team, Austin was arrested on the day of the attack in a house of a friend in Ypsilanti Township, police said.
Man accused of stabbing 3 women at Ann Arbor Motel, arrested, charged
He is currently being held in Washtenaw County Jail on $ 500,000 bail. His next court date is May 20th.
Open murder allows a jury to determine the level of murder a person is guilty of if convicted.
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