Thursday, August 26, 2021

Romulus man facing murder charge

Michael David McCarren
A Romulus man is facing second degree murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman Aug. 7.

According to reports from the office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Michael David McCarren, 52, will face the charge in connection with the murder of Jennifer Leombruno, 43, also of Romulus. The defendant and the victim had formerly lived together and had children together although they were not living together at the time of the incident, according to prosecutors. The children were not present during the reported stabbing, police said.

Police reports indicate that officers were dispatched at about 8 a.m. Aug. 7 to a hotel in the 8200 block of Merriman Road in Romulus in response to a report of a bleeding man and a possibly dead female. When officers arrived at the scene, they located the victim inside the hotel room with multiple stab wounds to her chest and abdomen. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased, according to police reports of the incident. 

Prosecutors allege that an argument between the defendant and the victim escalated and McCarren subsequently fatally stabbed the victim multiple times.

McCarren was arraigned one count of second degree murder on Aug. 13 before 34th District Court Judge Lisa Martin and remanded to jail. 

A probable cause conference is scheduled for Aug. 25 before Judge Brian Oakley.