11-year-old says she saw teens kill security guard at Detroit church

| June 8, 2012

A child took the witness stand Thursday in Detroit's 36th District Court and recounted what she saw: two teenagers approach an 84-year-old church security guard, with one firing a fatal shot as the man yelled for help.

"They shot him and ran," said the 11-year-old, testifying during the preliminary examination of Alandre Boone, 18, and Anthony Williams, 15. Authorities asked members of the news media not to release the child's identity.

Boone and Williams were ordered to stand trial in Wayne County Circuit Court on charges of second-degree murder and felony firearm in the death of Joseph Lewis Jr. He was shot May 9 while guarding the Victory Way Assembly Church of God in Christ parking lot on Tireman.

Williams cried after Judge Ruth Carter made her decision to bind them over Thursday.

Carter also made a plea to Williams and Boone's loved ones in the courtroom, cautioning them against intimidating witnesses.



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