- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan state senator accused of shooting at his ex-wife’s car during a dispute at his Detroit home has shown up in Lansing to vote on legislation for the first time since the incident more than two weeks ago.

Democrat Virgil Smith refused to answer reporters’ questions while leaving the Capitol during a break Tuesday.

A judge has set a preliminary hearing for June 12 to determine if the case goes to trial.

The 35-year-old is the son of longtime state lawmaker and Wayne County judge Virgil Smith Jr. The senator faces charges including felonious assault, domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property.

No one was inside the car and no one was injured.

The Senate’s Democratic leader has said Smith should consider resigning.


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