Defendant accused of having shot 6-year-olds “back in custody” in Ypsilanti Township
ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit announced Thursday afternoon that the defendant, who shot and killed a six-year-old boy last weekend, is now back in custody.
The shooting, which was recorded on video, took place on Sunday afternoon on the 1300 block of Candlewood Lane in Ypsilanti parish. According to Coby Daniels’ family, neighbor Ryan Le-Nguyen shot and killed the boy after he went to Le-Nguyen’s farm to get his bike.
Coby said the man tried to hit him with a sledgehammer first but then went in and fired one round at the child who hit him in the arm.
Days later, Le-Nguyen was released on $ 10,000 bail and ordered to stay away from his home by Elisha Fink, District 14A Judge of Washtenaw District. The verdict has been criticized by parishioners as well as by Savit, who announced in January that the cash deposit would be abolished.
Watch Savit and Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Burton-Harris discuss the following matter:
“I’m trying to find out that he has such a low bond for trying to kill my child,” Coby’s father, Arnold Daniel, told Fox 2 News. “I’m afraid for my family because I don’t know what he’s capable of.”
In response, Savit’s office filed an urgency motion to terminate the Le-Nguyen loan.
“As a result, we have charged this case with the highest possible charges available – assault with murder,” Savit wrote on Facebook.
Savit confirmed on Thursday that the defendant is back in custody.
Screenshot of a tweet from Washtenaw County Attorney Eli Savit. (Eli Savit)
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