- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Murder charges have been filed in two weekend deaths at Detroit stores that began with arguments and mushroomed into fatalities.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says that 33-year-old Demarco M. Broadus and 43-year-old Antoine R. Thomas killed 60-year-old Frederick J. Belk. Police say Belk was struck in the head with metal Saturday at a neighborhood grocery store.

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller said Wednesday morning that Broadus was arraigned Tuesday, while Thomas was awaiting a court appearance. Both face open murder charges.

It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers.

On Sunday, a 45-year-old Carl Bell died after a fight at a Detroit party store. Thirty-nine-year-old Reginald Sturgis and his 15-year-old son are charged with second-degree murder.

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