Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Live-In Partner

DETROIT, MI – Akilah Swift, 39-years-old, has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Wendel Duplessis, 62-years-old, of Detroit. The defendant and the victim, both of Detroit, were residing together at the time of the incident.

On Sunday November 10th, 2019, at 10:19 a.m. in an apartment in the 4140 block of St. Antoine, Akilah Swift, is alleged to have fatally stabbed Wendel Duplessis multiple times after an argument. Medics were called to the location and pronounced Duplessis dead at the scene. Swift was taken into custody by Detroit police officers at another location that same day.

On Wednesday November 13, 2019, Akilah Swift was charged and arraigned on one count of First-Degree Premeditated Murder and was remanded to jail. Her Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for November 20, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for November 25, 2019, both before Judge Kenyetta Jones.

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