The police say a man stabbed and killed a Jewish leader in Detroit. They also say he stole things from the leader’s home. Now the man is being accused of these crimes.
Samantha Woll’s death in October surprised and upset many people in the Jewish and interfaith communities in the state. Some people were wondering if her death was because of hate against Jewish people.
However, the prosecutors say that the person accused, Michael Jackson-Bolanos, did not know Ms Woll and does not seem to have done a hate crime.
The 28-year-old is accused of committing a serious crime called murder during a break-in at someone’s home.
“There is no proof that shows this was a hate crime,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Wednesday. “There is simply no proof. ”
Detroit police said they were keeping an eye on Mr. Jackson-Bolanos a few weeks ago.
The police chief, James White, said they found a man in the area who was being investigated for stealing things. They let him go because they didn’t have enough proof to charge him for the murder.
We knew where he was and we knew what he was doing. “Nobody in our community was ever in danger,” Mr.
He said the police arrested him within an hour. They had enough evidence to arrest him.
Ms Woll was found dead in front of her house early in the morning on October 21, with a line of blood leading to her front door.
Officials said that she went to a wedding the night before she died and came back home a little after midnight.
She was the leader of a synagogue and the founder of a group that brings Muslims and Jews together in Detroit. A lot of people in the state knew who she was.
In a message to US media, Ms. Woll’s family said thank you to the police and everyone who helped and prayed for them.
Samantha’s death is a very sad thing that has made a lot of people feel really bad. It has affected not just her family and friends, but also the people who knew her as someone who worked really hard to help her community and bring people together. She was very loved and everyone could feel her warmth and happiness.
The person accused of doing something alone is also accused of breaking into someone’s home and lying to the police.
However, his lawyer told the Detroit Free Press that he is still saying he didn’t do it, and pointed out that the police had arrested and then let go another person they thought was the culprit.
“To be honest, I think this case got a lot of attention and put a lot of pressure on the Detroit Police Department to find someone,” Brian Brown said.
He said he thinks the person was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and did not actually commit the crime.
Mr Jackson-Bolanos went to court on Wednesday and was sent to jail, according to the police. He will go to a court hearing this month to decide if there is a good reason to think he committed a crime.
If he is found guilty, he could be in jail for the rest of his life with no chance of getting out.