DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI – A 16-year-old Dearborn Heights teen is being charged as an adult in the murder of a 17-year-old from Inkster.
Daylon Jamar Wooten, 16-years-old, of Dearborn Heights has been charged in connection with the homicide of James Newman, 17-years-old, of Inkster. Daylon Wooten has been charged as an adult This means that if Wooten is convicted at the time of sentencing, the judge can determine whether he will be sentenced as a juvenile, as an adult , or if the sentence will be a combined as a juvenile and adult sentence – called a blended sentence.
On February 26, 2019 at 1:30 a.m. Daylon Wooten was in the 24700 block of Lehigh in Dearborn Heights with James Newman when the two men had a dispute. Both men were armed with hand guns. It is alleged that Wooten fatally shot Newman. Newman was taken to a local hospital by two men at the scene and was later pronounced dead. Aspects of the case remain under investigation and no further details will be given at this time.
Daylon Wooten has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.
He had his Preliminary Hearing yesterday and was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Facility. The Preliminary Examination will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.m. before Judge Edward Joseph in the Lincoln Hall of Justice.