3 arraigned in slaying of Michigan State student - WNEM TV 5

3 arraigned in slaying of Michigan State student

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OWOSSO, MI (WNEM) -

Authorities have charged two 18-year-olds and a 16-year-old with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the slaying of a Michigan State University student who was found unconscious along an expressway.

The Lansing State Journal says the 19-year-old was beaten with brass knuckles.

A judge on Monday ordered Samantha Grigg, Tyrel Bredernitz and Brendon Heim jailed without bond at their arraignment in Clinton County District Court in St. Johns.

Grigg is a senior at Saline High School near Ann Arbor and Bredernitz is a Saline High graduate. The 16-year-old Heim says he dropped out as a sophomore.

Grigg, Bredernitz and Heim were arrested Saturday in Saline.

Dustyn Frolka, 19, of Owosso, was found was found unresponsive on the side of I-69 Feb. 15.

He reportedly had a drug known for causing hallucinations in his system. Police are awaiting toxicology results to determine what killed him.

Frolka posted a comment to his Twitter page on the night of his death. His post read, "I've never done DMT and that is about to change." DMT, or Dimethyltryptamine, is a hallucinogenic drug.

Frolka was in respiratory distress, and only partially clothed when a passing motorist who is a nurse stopped and began first aid.

Police say the suspects were found with illegal drugs when their apartment was raided.

All three are being held without bond in the Clinton County Jail.

A benefit concert has been scheduled for April 25 in Frolka's hometown of Owosso, at the Hickory Lounge.

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