- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Details revealed in court about the December beating death of a 59-year-old Detroit firefighter say he was killed with a gym weight plate as he slept.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1Xa2yK6 ) Detroit police Sgt. Lance Sullivan read Wednesday from a transcript of an interrogation of 32-year-old Timmy Soto in which Soto says he killed David Madrigal with the plate and then stole Madrigal’s safe, guns and SUV.

The testimony was part of a hearing that resumes May 13 to determine if the case goes to trial.

Soto, Nicole Oneill and Christian Rasnick are charged with murder, armed robbery, larceny and arson. The 26-year fire department veteran’s body was found by his son after Madrigal failed to return telephone calls. Madrigal’s house had been ransacked.

Rasnick’s lawyer objected to Soto’s statements being used.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com



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