Castle Back in Court

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

James Castle, the Lansing man accused of stabbing 13-year-old Amber Dietz to death last month was back in court Monday for his preliminary hearing.

A number of witnesses took the stand including the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy, Lansing Police officers who investigated the crime, and even two of Amber's family members.

David Dietz Jr., Amber's brother, recalled finding his sister in his parent's bed on July 20. Dietz says he ran out of the room and to a neighbor's house to borrow a phone to call 911. Tammy Dietz, Amber's mother, recalled coming home from work to find her son on the phone with emergency responders and then finding her daughter dead, covered in blood.

District Court Judge Amy Krause bound Castle's case over to circuit court when the hearing wrapped up. An arraignment date is set for September 15.


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