- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A 20-year-old suburban Detroit woman faces murder charges after authorities ruled the death of a man she met on Craigslist as a homicide.

Bria Corrine-Janelle Blackmon of Madison Heights is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and illegal use of a financial transaction device.

She’s accused in the death of 57-year-old Michael Scott Freeland of Sterling Heights, who was found dead in his home following a fire on Friday. Authorities later announced he was the victim of a homicide.

Police said they determined Freeland died before the fire, and identified Blackmon as a woman he had recently begun dating after meeting on Craigslist.

Investigators believe Blackmon robbed Freeland and caused his death, but it’s unclear if she started the fire.

It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.


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