Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

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Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case
FILE--In this June 20, 2019, file photo Deangelo Martin stands for a probable cause hearing, in Detroit. Martin, who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit, will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday, July 16, 2019 on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)

DETROIT (AP) — A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped.

Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to circuit court where the 34-year-old Martin of Detroit will be arraigned July 23.

Authorities have said a woman was assaulted May 7 in a Detroit home, but escaped.

The bodies of 52-year-old Nancy Harrison, 53-year-old Trevesene Ellis and 55-year-old Tamara Jones were found this year in vacant houses.

Martin hasn’t been charged with the killings, but Detroit’s police chief has said he sees similarities between the slayings .