ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A key hearing has been postponed until April 3 for a 21-year-old man charged in the slaying of a University of Michigan medical student.
Dajeon Franklin of Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday on murder and home invasion charges. Defense lawyer Walter White tells The Ann Arbor News that Franklin maintains his innocence.
The Detroit Free Press reported ahead of the hearing that droplets of DeWolf's blood were discovered on shoes owned by Franklin.
Franklin is the third man charged in the July 23 death of 25-year-old Paul DeWolf in his off-campus medical fraternity house in Ann Arbor.
Two South Carolina men also are charged in the slaying. Shaquille Jones pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Joie Jordan is charged with murder and awaits trial.