Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of 85-Year-Old Man

DETROIT, MI – Carlos A. Terry, 38-years-old, of Detroit, has been formally charged in connection with the homicide of Albert R. Wright, 85-years-old, also of Detroit.

On January 21st, 2020 at 11:27 a.m., Detroit police officers were called to a home in the 7440 block of Pilgrim Street to conduct a wellbeing check on Albert Wright since he had not been seen in several days.

When the officers received no answer at the door, they requested assistance from the Detroit Fire Department and gained entry into the home. Mr. Wright’s lifeless body was discovered in a metal cabinet, bound and gagged with head trauma.

Carlos Terry was located inside the home and placed under arrest. It is alleged that Terry stole personal items from the victim and subsequently killed him. Further facts and evidence in the case will be placed on the record at the Preliminary Examination.

Carlos Terry has been charged with First Degree Murder, and First Degree Felony Murder.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Carlos Terry has previous convictions for:

  • Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Car Jacking
  • Weapons – Felony Firearms

He was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Jeffrey Kleparek.  The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for February 5, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for February 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  Both hearings are before Judge Lynise Bryant in 36th District Court.  The defendant was remanded to jail.

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