While the media obsesses over a most rare instance (i.e., a white guy shooting at a car full of hip-hop thugs), routine stories like this are ignored:
Four [black] people have been charged with murder in the deaths of three [white] people who were found stabbed last week in a burning house on Detroit’s west side.
A vehicle and other items that belonged to the victims helped link the suspects to the crime, Detroit police said.
Tenisha Jackson, 19; Larry Johnson, 20; Rashawn Johnson, 19, and Keeshon Lake, 19, have each been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of felony murder, two counts of armed robbery and one court of arson, according to police. Larry Johnson has also been charged with possessing heroin and a felony firearms offense.
Firefighters were called the afternoon of Feb. 10 to a house fire on the 13000 block of Bentler, just south of I-96 near West Outer Drive. Inside, they found a dying man on the first floor and two dead men in the basement.
Lawrence Bowman, 51, was stabbed multiple times and died from a gunshot to the head, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.
His 26-year-old son, Nicholas Bowman, and 24-year-old Michael Hoots of Livonia were stabbed to death. Nicholas Bowman, who lived at the house with his father, died at a hospital, authorities said.
Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said the men were tortured.
“The nature of the wounds were horrific, all three victims were stabbed multiple times … In addition, the fire had been obviously set to cover up what turned out to be a brutal murder in an attempt to destroy potential evidence,” Woody said in a news release.
Imagine the horror of the victims’ last moments. This is who they saw torture them. These are the last faces they saw as their lives were snuffed out: