FLINT, MI – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said a jury convicted a Mt. Morris Township man this afternoon for a triple homicide in the City of Flint in 2016.
Tyree Jamaul Culberson, 26-years-old, was found guilty of three counts of premeditated first degree murder and related offenses for the shooting deaths of John Naum, Kenneth Curler and Tiff Loisell.
About 10:30AM on December 17th, 2016, City of Flint firefighters were dispatched to the 2600 block of Woodrow Avenue near Dort Highway with reports of a house on fire. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered three bodies inside. Police and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene and one of the three persons found inside was declared dead at the scene while the other two were transported to Hurley Medical Center where they both died.
According to testimony and other evidence at trial, the circumstances were drug related and a conflict had developed between the victims and Culberson so Culberson shot each of them with a revolver. After shooting the victims, Culberson set the house on fire in an attempt to cover up his crime. In addition to the three murder counts, Culberson was charged and convicted of a dozen other felonies including arson and related drug and firearm offenses.
“Sadly, drug related crimes including murder are all too familiar to our community,” said Prosecutor Leyton after the verdicts were read. “Drug abuse and its consequential ripple effect is by far the number one driver of violent crime in our community,” Prosecutor Leyton said.
Culberson faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced.