DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in the beating death of another man inside an east side motel room.

Jimmy Pickett, 24, was arraigned Friday on first-degree felony murder, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

Police found the body of Bashar Kallabat, 56, of Bloomfield Hills, Tuesday night. Property belonging to Kallabat was taken and the slaying remains under investigation, prosecutors said.

Pickett has a Feb. 28 probable cause conference and March 6 preliminary examination.

The Fair Michigan Justice Project is prosecuting the case. The program assists law enforcement officers and prosecutors in solving serious crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.