Daily Briefs

Suburban Detroit teen charged, arraigned in mother’s slaying

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit teenager has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his 35-year-old mother.

Farmington Hills police say the 16-year-old was arraigned via video Monday in 47th District Court and will be tried as an adult.

Authorities received a 911 call on Aug. 21 from a home northwest of Detroit. The caller said a woman was the victim of an accident and was unconscious.

Police say life-saving measures by first responders were unsuccessful. Detectives later determined her death was not the result of an accident.

Her son is being held without bond in the county youth home. His name was not released late Monday afternoon.

A pre-examination conference is scheduled for Sept. 15.


Tickets available soon for  beatification of Detroit priest

DETROIT (AP) — Free tickets will become available on Oct. 9 for the Roman Catholic beatification Mass of a Detroit priest.

The Mass to honor the Rev. Solanus Casey is scheduled for Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit. It’s the final step toward sainthood. The stadium will accommodate about 60,000 people.

In May, Pope Francis announced the beatification of Casey, who died in 1957 at age 86.

Casey, who was known as Father Solanus, was a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph. He was one of the founders of Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which still operates.

He had a reputation as a healer who greeted people for years at the doors of St. Bonaventure Monastery.

Tickets will be available at www.fordfield.com.


Wayne County Family Law Bar Association Charity Golf Outing

Network with colleagues and judges over golf and dinner at the annual WCFLBA Charity Golf Outing. This year’s event will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 at Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S. Telegraph Rd. in Dearborn. Check in will be at 12 p.m. and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Registration includes 18 holes, golf cart, hot dog snack, dinner at 6 p.m., beer and wine. The cost for the golf and dinner is $130 per person and $40 per person for dinner only. The cost for a golf hole sponsorship is $100. This year’s charity is Wayne Mediation Centers. Contributions to WMC may be mailed directly to Carla Testani, 41700 W. Six Mile, Suite 101, Northville, MI 48168 on or before Sept. 15. Make checks payable to WCFLBA and name Wayne Mediation Centers the recipient of the donation. Register for the golf outing by Sept. 8 (with a foursome or one can be assigned). Call Carla Testani at (248) 912-3238 for a golf registration or dinner reservation form.