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Trial Date Set for Suspects in Dearborn Homicide, Robbery

On Monday, March 21, two teenagers were charged and arraigned in the murder of a Dearborn store owner, as well as the robbery of his store.

Two suspects were arraigned Monday morning on charges that they murdered a Dearborn business owner and robbed his store March 15.

According to representatives from the Wayne County Prosecutor's office, Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Tanaka Jayvon Wells, 19, and Ronnie Lamont Matthews, 18, both of Detroit, in connection with the that left 60-year-old Dearborn business owner Jay Shin dead.

Shin was the owner of , located on Schaefer Road on the city's east side, just around the corner from .

The charges for both are felony murder and three counts of armed robbery each. If convicted, they face life in prison.

Wells has also been charged with a felony firearm possession, a charge which holds a two-year sentence if convicted.

Both Wells and Matthews were , after witness testimonies and surveillance camera footage led to their identification and arrest.

Both men were arraigned Monday morning at the 19th District Court in Dearborn before Judge Mark W. Somers.

Judge Somers ordered that both defendants be held without bond until their preliminary examination, which has been set for Friday, April 1, at 9 a.m.

skim March 21, 2011 at 07:13 PM
How sad, burial service was at exact time. March 21, at 11:a.m. Jay Shin was alive and went about his business just last week this time. I pray wisdom and justice upon Judge Somers and jurors.
Cathy Allen February 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Over 1/2 the density of my Natural "Long" Remy hair was Stolen from my head at the scalp (cuticle) in 12-24" lenghts throughout my entire head to the point of baldness without my consent! I did not go to the salon for a hair cut. Upon further inspection of my scalp by another hairdresser, she indicated that my hair had been removed and that she could feel the stubbles of new regrowth in the 1/4'' tracks (carvings) throughout my scalp. This man was killed over hair in a supply shop. Are women of Indian decent with "Remy" Hair going to start being attacked in the streets and possibly killed for their hair????

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