Three People Tortured, Murdered Homeless Man In Michigan Before Leaving His Nude Body In Grassy Area: Police

Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Apr. 2 2022, Published 4:52 p.m. ET

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Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office; MEGA
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Three Pontiac, Michigan residents tortured and murdered a homeless man before dumping his body in a grassy area, police told Click On Detroit.

Police told the outlet the body of Tobby Robert Farrington, 50, of Pontin, was found March 25 in the 100 block of South Merrimac Street, near Terry Lake.

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Farrington was nude and had been severely beaten and stabbed with a plastic bag over his head. He had wounds on his chest, side and neck after being strangled with a rope, Click On Detroit reports.

Alice Marie Anthony, 50, Romero Lee Wilson, 28, and Brian Catorie Bonner, 41, were all charged with murder in connection to the man's death.

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Farrington's official death was ruled to be asphyxiation, police told Click On Detroit.


“It is so incredibly sad to see people’s inhumanity to one another,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told the news outlet. “This kind of senseless, extreme violence will not be tolerated, and I look forward to them being held accountable.”

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A person walking in the area called 911 when they saw Farrington's arm and leg sticking out from a bed comforter, Click on Detroit reports. There were new tire tracks near the body.

Police say Farrington's death took place in a home near Saginaw Sreet and Woodward Avenue. He had been living there and obtaining drugs from Anthony in exchange for doing chores around the house, according to Click On Detroit.

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Anthony lived in the home and Wilson and Bonner were frequent visitors. Police were not sure how long Farrington had been living there, Click On Detroit reports.

Oakland County prosecutors issued warrants for open murder and concealing the death of an individual. All three are being held in Oakland County jail without bond


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