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Orion Twp. Man Accused of Killing Mother, Stabbing Uncle UPDATED

Orion Twp. Man Accused of Killing Mother, Stabbing Uncle

(OCSO, Oct. 20, 2019)

Orion Twp, Deputies responded to the 4500 block of Rohr Rd on the report of a stabbing that had just occurred.  The victim indicated that he had been stabbed by his nephew.  Upon their arrival, Deputies located the suspect who was walking southbound on Rohr Rd.  The subject appeared to have sustained a laceration to the neck and a severe laceration to his hand.  The subject was incoherent and was sobbing.  Paramedics from Star EMS arrived on scene and rendered medical attention.  Deputies responded to the residence where the incident occurred.  Deputies located the caller who had suffered a deep laceration to his shoulder.  Deputies were advised that the nephew had physically attacked his mother.  When the victim heard the call for help from his sister, he went to see what was occurring.  His nephew was strangling his mother.  The subject pulled his nephew from his sister.  The nephew retrieved a knife from the kitchen and returned to confront his Uncle.  The two continued to struggle and the Uncle was stabbed in the shoulder in the process.  The Uncle retreated to call for help and awaited the Deputies arrival.  Deputies entered the residence and found a female lying face down in the living room.  She was unconscious and bleeding profusely.  Paramedics entered the residence and applied life-saving measures.  The victim was transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.


OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  The suspect was identified and taken into custody without incident.  Detectives responded to the scene to begin their investigation.  The OCSO Forensic Science Lab responded to process the scene.  The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified of the death.  The suspect was treated for his injuries and was subsequently lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.  Detectives are continuing with the investigation.


DECEASED INFORMATION:  59-year-old female, resident of Orion Township.


VICTIM INFORMATION:  60-year-old male, resident of Orion Township.  


ARRESTEE INFORMATION:  29-year-old male, resident of Orion Township.

UPDATE – Oct. 21 –



The uncle was interviewed at the hospital by detectives and indicated the following:

He was awoken by the sound the suspect attacking the female victim (mother).

The uncle went to the living room and saw the suspect strangling the mother with both hands.

When confronted by the uncle, the suspect went to the kitchen and retrieved a knife.

The suspect stabbed the uncle in the left shoulder multiple times.

The uncle was able to take the knife away from the suspect and ran to the neighbor’s house to call 911.

The uncle stated he could hear the mother screaming while at the neighbor’s house.

Approximately five minutes later the uncle saw the suspect walking south on Rohr Road covered in blood and crying.

Responding deputies located the suspect and took him into custody.

Upon entry into the residence the mother was located with multiple stab wounds.  A second blood covered knife was located on scene.

The mother was transported to the hospital where she died.

The uncle was treated at the hospital and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was treated at the hospital with a suspected self-inflicted, non-life threatening stab wound to the neck.

The suspect was released from the hospital and lodged at the jail

The case will be presented to the OC Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday for charging decisions.

He may be arraigned late Tuesday.

We will not be releasing the 911 call at this time.

HOMICIDE VICTIM: Delora Margaret Roberts 59 years old

STABBING VICTIM INFORMATION:  60-year-old male, resident of Orion Township.

ARRESTEE INFORMATION:  29-year-old male, resident of Orion Township.

He has a criminal history of:


04/08/2013 – Possession w/ intent Cont. Sub Marijuana/ Drug Para (Nashville, TN PD) – 06/20/2013 received Felony Probation – Nashville PD courts

07/20/2014 – Felony MDOP out of OCSO – pled No Contest to the charge of Misd. Attempt Resist & Obstruct on 08/11/14 – 52/2 Dist. Ct.

07/20/2014 – Felony Invasion of Privacy out of OCSO – pled No Contest to the charge of Misd. Indecent Exposure 08/11/14 – 52/2 Dist. Ct.

07/20/2014 – Felony Sex Offense out of OCSO – pled No Contest to charge of B&E Illegal Entry w/o Permission on 08/11/14 – 52/2 Dist. Ct.

07/20/2014 – Felony Obstructing Police out of OCSO – pled Nolo Contest to Misd. MDOP on 08/11/14 – 52/2 Dist. Ct.


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