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Cold Case Update: Man Charged in 2004 Murder of Dearborn Woman

The suspect in the murder of Margaret Sheppard Webb seven years ago is expected to be arraigned in Detroit on Tuesday.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's office filed charges Monday in the 2004 murder of a 43-year-old Dearborn woman.

The Detroit Police Department Homicide Section has been investigating the death of Margaret Sheppard Webb for more than seven years. On Monday, a charge of first-degree murder was brought against Oussama Talal Othman, 36, of Dearborn Heights.

On March 26, 2004, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sheppard Webb was discovered dead on the 2800 block of Scotten in Detroit. Police reports indicated that she had suffered severe head trauma and her torso was burned.

Othman has been charged with first-degree murder, which carries a penalty of life in prison without parole. He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the 36th District Court in Detroit.

Ange Turcas August 07, 2011 at 05:46 PM
It has been a long time coming But I'm glad that they have finally found someone who did this to my friend Margaret! It's to bad that her son (David) is not here with us anymore to see that some kind of justice will be served !! RIP Margaret & David.
Jack Webb October 11, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Mr. Robbins I don't know you but you had better get your facts straight before you go on the internet. I am sure it is somebody else and used the name ken robbins as a way to legitimize yourself. First of all it was an 18 year old friend of Glenn Conrad that obtained the P.C.P. EVAN CZIELINSKI (not sure if that is the correct spelling) he got it from his uncle.I was told by more reliable sources than you that he was stabbed 45 times. The reason the anti - christ was involved was because I saw that Glenn was starting to get involved with the wrong crowd, and I suggested that he should start reading the Bible and start going to church! As far as my wife's death and my 2 sons are concerned you don't know anything about those situations. I would suggest that you start reading the Bible so you can find the real truth in life. Start by reading John chapter 8 verse 32 " You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free". I am not denying that I have used drugs in the past, and I am not saying that I that I am perfect. You seem to enjoy trying to make it seem like it is all my fault when in reality I am against drugs and all the negative behavior that goes with it! If you knew anything about about GOD or the Bible you would know that bearing false witness against thy neighbor is the 8th commandment that Moses received from GOD. You must know where I live if you know so much about the hardships I have endured, so why don't you stop by sometime so we can talk!!
Jack Webb October 11, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Hatred, lies, and revenge must the driving force behind your comment my friend. You should really be thinking about bettering your own life instead of talking trash about the tradgedies that has occured in my life. You know I know who this is and it sure isn't Ken Robbins. You left out my Father who was murdered in 1960, and that too was drug related in the beautiful city of Detroit!
pamela backos November 13, 2012 at 03:32 PM
please contact me e-mail i knew this man when he got out of prison for dui i had no idea he was being investigated please i need to know what he did. i do know he was a very bad man pmbcks@yahoo.com i feel so blessed god must have watched over me thank tou pam
In2the_void January 01, 2013 at 12:49 AM
I know it's been a while & I was just wondering what was his sentence was I hope he got the max ( whatever that might b) I saw this case & it broke my heart my mother was the same way & she just disappeared & I just hope this didn't happen 2 her

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