First person charged in murder of Detroit teenager
Worthy charged Earnest Coleman, 26, of Detroit with kidnapping Mitchell. According to Detroit Police, it is alleged that on May 31, 2016 at approximately 11:15 p.m. Coleman kidnapped Mitchell with others at a party store in the 15900 block of East Warren.
Mitchell’s body was found Thursday morning in a field near Harper and Van Dyke. The Wayne County Medical Examiner has not released a cause of death but did say that there were no gunshot wounds to Mitchell’s body.
Worthy released a statement Saturday along with the charge.
“The alleged facts in this case explicitly show that the lives of some of Detroit’s children continue to be less important than everything else – in this case a few dollars dropped from a pocket. May we all reexamine the worth of our children and we in the criminal justice system will handle the senseless murder of Deontae.”