UPDATE - Suspect arraigned in murder of Lansing man

Published: May. 24, 2017 at 11:18 AM EDT
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A 30-year-old Detroit man has been charged in Ingham County for the murder of Kevin Wade Wirth.

Larkin Henry Neely Jr. of Detroit has been charged with two felonies, Open Murder and Armed Robbery. He was arraigned in 54-A district court in front of Judge Clarke.

Police say the body of 27-year-old Kevin Wade Wirth of Lansing was found in a home in the 1100 block of East Kalamazoo Street on Sunday May 21, 2017. Officers found his body after responding to a burglary alarm just before 7AM. Wirth had been beaten and stabbed.

Court documents show Wirth was stabbed 22 times, and the suspect attempted to clean up the scene.

Wirth texted a friend earlier in the night that he had met a guy from Detroit at the Nut House bar and invited him back to his home. He continued to text throughout the night, saying that things didn't feel right and that he was afraid of the man.

Police say Wirth told a friend that he was looking for weapons in his home, and that he felt he was going to be murdered. Police will not confirm a motive.

Bail was set for Neely on a $25,000,000 cash-only bond. He will appear in court next month for a probable cause conference on June 1, and later in the month he is scheduled for a preliminary examination on June 8.