ORION TOWNSHIP, MI – Garrett Lee Roberts will face a judge today to be arraigned on charges in the strangulation and stabbing death of his mother and for the non-fatal stabbing of his uncle.
Garrett Roberts is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. on charges of first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit murder.
He is being charged with the murder of his mother Delora Margaret Roberts, 59-years-old. Delora Roberts son in being charged with her murder after he allegedly strangled and stabbed her to death.
Upon their arrival, Oakland County Sheriff Deputies located the 29-year-old suspect, Garrett Roberts, who was walking southbound on Rohr Rd. He appeared to have sustained a laceration to the neck and a severe laceration to his hand. The suspect was incoherent and was sobbing.
Paramedics from Star EMS arrived on scene and rendered medical attention. Deputies went to the residence where the incident took place. Deputies located the suspects uncle who had suffered a deep laceration to his shoulder. It was at that time that deputies were informed that the nephew had physically attacked his 69-year-old mother.
Initially the uncle heard a call for help from his sister who was in the living room. He went to the living room where he found his nephew strangling his mother. The uncle pulled his nephew from his sister. The nephew ran to the kitchen and retrieved a knife. The uncle and the suspect fought until the nephew stabbed his uncle in the shoulder. It was at that moment that the uncle fled the house and ran to a neighbor’s home to call 911. He then ran back to the living room where he allegedly stabbed his uncle in the shoulder.
Once the uncle was out of the house, the man had full control over what took place next. He is accused of strangling and fatally stabbing his own mother to death. When deputies entered the residence they found Delora Roberts lying face down in the living room. She was unconscious and bleeding profusely. Paramedics entered the residence and applied life-saving measures. The victim was transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital where she later died from her injuries.
At this time it is believed that the attacks were drug fueled. Garrett Roberts has had a history of drug abuse in the past.
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