Thursday, December 7, 2023

Man sentenced to life in prison following fatal stabbing of senior

An Inkster man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old Inkster man last year.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Edward Barnes, 47, of Inkster, in connection with the fatal stabbing of Carles Randall Tye, 60, also of Inkster. Barnes was found guilty during a bench trial before Third Circuit Court Judge Bradley L. Cobb and sentenced to life in prison.

Court documents alleged that at approximately 9:17 p.m. May 14, 2022, Inkster police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 30050 block of Annapolis Circle in Inkster for a reported stabbing. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim in the kitchen with a kitchen knife in his upper left abdomen. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced to victim deceased, according to police reports.

Proscutors told the court that stabbed the victim, fatally injuring him and also stabbed the victim's dog before fleeing the scene. 

Investigation by the Inkster Police Department led to the arrest of the defendant on May 15, 2022. 

Barnes was charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder on May 28, 2022. He was arraigned and remanded to jail awaiting trial. Barnes was sentenced to life in prison by Cobb during a court appearance last week.