November 10, 2010 ST.CLAIR COUNTY — It's expected that three people will be arraigned on Sunday on charges related to a double stabbing in the city of Yale that left one man dead.
Sgt. Gary Nesbitt of the Michigan State Police, Richmond Post, said as of Friday at 3:30 p.m. all three persons of interest had been interviewed by detectives and were to be lodged in the St. Clair County Jail. Although he couldn't say what charges they will face, it's likely they'll be arraigned before a magistrate on Sunday.
Although he did not know the suspects exact ages, Nesbitt said all were around 20 years of age and all were from the Yale area.
Killed in the early morning attack was 47 year-old Paul Skinner. His wife, 44 year-old Mara, is in critical condition but is expected to be okay, Nesbitt said.
Both were stabbed by intruders in the home in the 500 block of S. Main Street just after 12 a.m. Paul Skinner allegedly fought off the attackers but by the time police arrived, he had succumbed to his wounds.
Two of the suspects were apprehended by police around 10 a.m., east of Yale. It's not known when the third person was taken in for questioning.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she now resides north of Capac where she enjoys working on the farm, gardening and reading.