ANOTHER man has been charged within the 2017 loss of life of singer Egypt Covington, who was fatally shot and tied up with Christmas lights inside her Michigan house.
Shandon Groom, 28, was arraigned in thirty fourth District Courtroom in Ohio on Thursday within the loss of life of the 27-year-old musician, Michigan State Police 1st Lt Michael Shaw mentioned.
A 3rd man has been charged with the 2017 killing of 27-year-old singer Egypt Covington in MichiganCredit score: GoFundMe
Shandon Groom, 28, was arrested and charged with homicide in Ohio on ThursdayCredit score: Michigan State Police
Two different males have been charged in Covington’s loss of life: Timothy Moore, 34, was arraigned in November 2020, whereas Shane Evans, 31, confronted a choose in December.
Officers additionally arrested and launched one other suspect who hasn’t been named, in line with the Detroit Free Press.
Shaw advised the newspaper that the investigation is “nonetheless open” when requested whether or not extra costs would comply with with 4 arrested however solely three charged.
He declined to provide particulars on any suspected motives.
Covington was found certain with Christmas tree lights and shot on June 23, 2017 inside her house in Van Buren Township, Michigan.
After turning into more and more annoyed by native police’s sluggish motion within the Covington’s case, her household launched a Fb group known as “To Discover Justice for Egypt” in search of ideas and requesting that Michigan State Police take over the investigation.
Shane Lamar Evans, 31, was arrested and charged with felony homicide in DecemberCredit score: Michigan State Police
Timothy Moore, 34, was arrested in November and charged with first-degree house invasionCredit score: Michigan State Police
Her father described her as somebody whose presence might mild up a roomCredit score: Fb
Covington’s brother, D’Wayne Turner, and his fiancee Lindsay Brink celebrated the arrests made since state cops bought concerned.
“We’re simply shifting like lightning pace and carrying out issues,” mentioned Turner.
He added: “Every thing that has occurred has come due to the group and MSP coming collectively and bringing all the knowledge and there is nonetheless extra info on the market that is wanted.”
Brink mentioned that the arrests have taught her a lesson: “Do not take no for a solution.”
Chuck Covington recalled how his daughter Egypt lit up a room moments after the arrests of Moore and the unnamed suspect had been introduced in November.
“It is one thing we by no means would have wished to undergo within the first place. However, at the very least there is a starting for closure for all of us,” he mentioned.
Moore is charged with first-degree homicide, felony homicide, first-degree house invasion, possessing a firearm as a felon, and 4 counts of utilizing a firearm within the fee of a felony.
Egypt was discovered shot and tied up with Christmas lights inside her house in Van Buren Township, MICredit score: Fb
Egypt’s brother D’Wayne Turner credited ‘the group’ for serving to state police make the current arrests in her homicideCredit score: Fb
Evans and Groom are each charged with felony homicide and first-degree house invasion.
Groom is being held with out bail, police mentioned.
First-degree homicide and felony homicide carry a sentence of as much as life behind bars with out the potential for parole.