DETROIT, MI (WILX) - A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slayings of four women whose bodies were found stashed in vacant houses in Detroit.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder.
Prosecutors say they believe Martin is the man they've been looking for.
"When we do these cases we want to make sure that we--- make sure we're focusing on the right person, that we're not charging people that are wrong, and we investigate people that may have been in the area. And we've been very diligent in doing that. And we are very confident that Mr. Martin is the one responsible for all these cases," Worthy said.
Police are calling the slayings that occurred between March and June the work of a serial killer. The victims were all in their 40s and 50s.
Police Chief James Craig said he sees similarities between three of the slayings and the assaults of at least two other women who survived attacks. The bodies were found from February 2018 to June this year, and the victims were all in their 40s and 50s.
Martin was arrested in June. He is also charged in the stabbing and sexual assault of one woman in May and the kidnapping and assault of another woman in June.
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