There had been supporters for the two the deceased and the defendant, but a Novi decide did not wait in sending Fadi Zeineh to demo on 10 felony costs stemming from the taking pictures demise of a South Lyon son and father.
“I’ve listened pretty diligently to the testimony introduced. I’ve reviewed the displays. It appears to be obvious to me that the men and women have met their burden,” 52-1 District Court Decide Travis Reeds explained, concluding an several hours-extensive July 29 preliminary evaluation with out a great deal elaboration. “I will bind him above to the Oakland County Circuit Court docket on all prices.”
Kevin Stamper, 43, and his son, Dylan, 17, died from gunshot wounds they sustained in their Liberty Street household soon right after 9 p.m. on Dec. 30. Dylan died that evening. His father surrendered to his several gunshot wounds and their issues on Jan. 26.
South Lyon Law enforcement Officer Travis Stevens was the initially witness. He testified that he and his lover were in different automobiles and about 4 blocks away from the Stamper property when they received a connect with about a doable break-in with pictures fired.
The officers arrived to uncover a youthful woman crying outside the house. Moving into the house, they observed the Stampers lying on the dwelling area flooring.
Stevens said the female who greeted them outside the dwelling was Dylan Stamper’s girlfriend. She had informed the officers that the gunman was previously gone.
Dylan would never ever regain consciousness simply because of a gunshot wound to his remaining upper upper body.
Officers would observe down a neighbor’s stability digital camera footage that confirmed an older Ford Escape pulling up to the Stamper residence and parking. The driver leaves the car, enters the household and, times afterwards, there are 3 loud pops. The same man or woman operates from the household, fails at moving into the driver’s facet for the reason that his passenger experienced changed seats and so he enters on the passenger side. The Ford Escape drives away.
Stevens said she later determined him on Instagram
According to his on-line obituary, Dylan attended South Lyon Higher School and then switched to Penn Foster, in which he had a strong quality position typical. He also was recognized for being form, enjoyment and loving although getting a coronary heart of gold.
He and his girlfriend were being residing alongside one another at the Liberty Avenue house, together with Kevin Stamper, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s daughter.
Jointly for at the very least two a long time, the girlfriend testified that she experienced acknowledged Dylan to market marijuana considering that they started courting, which include to Fadi.
The working day in advance of the murder, she stated Fadi preferred to meet at a grocery retail store to invest in a pound of marijuana. The deal didn’t transpire, but, the next day, they organized for a deal at the Stamper dwelling.
“He did not typically sell that quantity,” the girlfriend explained. “He needed to experience risk-free in his residence. He did not really have faith in Fadi.”
Fadi arrived to the door when Dylan did not react to messages to come exterior. She and the Stampers stayed in the living space with Fadi. Conversations ensued about the pot when Kevin Stamper stayed nearby.
She testified Fadi pulled out a gun, pointed the weapon at Dylan and her and demanded the cannabis. The dad tackled the gunman.
“He claimed, ‘You’re not going to rob my son,’” the girlfriend testified.
Dylan tried out to assist his dad, who was wrestling for the gun. His girlfriend ran to one particular of the rooms, pleading for help. She went again to the residing area and then listened to “a bunch of gunshots.”
“He looked at me. He experienced the gun in his hand pointing at me so I experienced to toss the bag of weed that I had in my hand to him. I just chucked it at him and he ran out the door,” she mentioned, moments prior to she started off to cry while describing Dylan.
She didn’t know what to do since Dylan experienced been trying a drug deal. But she shortly termed 911 and waited for police.
Other testimony came from an Oakland County sheriff’s investigator who examined a 9 mm bullet that could have come from dozens of products and invested shell casings from a person firearm.
Also testifying was the particular person who arranged in excess of Armslist a weapons swap with Fadi, which place a Remington R51 in Fadi’s fingers, and a friend of Fadi who mouthed an “I’m sorry” as he took the stand.
“I’m sorry because I treatment about Fadi,” he claimed. “He was a fantastic dude. He was a excellent mate. But the appropriate matter is the suitable factor, you know.”
He had just shared that he applied to are living with Fadi in Ypsilanti and hung out and smoked weed with Anthony Porter, who police stated drove away from the Stamper household.
Fadi commenced proposing a robbery about a 7 days right before the South Lyon homicide, the roommate testified, declaring Fadi prepared to steal the weed to shell out rent.
He said he knew Fadi experienced a pistol he had obtained over Armslist and agreed to be Fadi’s husband or wife till he backed out immediately after discovering the phony drug offer would transpire inside the Stamper residence.
Fadi still left for South Lyon the night of Dec. 30. He returned at about 10:15 p.m. to say the robbery was accomplished and that he experienced shot the Stampers.
He finally talked to investigators.
Zeineh, 20, of Washtenaw County faces two felony murder rates, three felony armed theft costs and 5 felony firearm fees.
Porter, in his late 20s, waived a preliminary examination previously and was sure about to circuit court docket for trial on six felonies: three armed robbery and a few felony firearm counts.