Detroit man charged with murder in death of girl

Posted: 9:43 PM, Feb 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-24 16:07:29Z

A Detroit man charged in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been arraigned on murder charges.

Marcus Hightower has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of felony murder, one count of first degree child abuse, one count of unlawful imprisonment and one count of third degree arson in connection with the deaths of 39-year-old Heidi Walker and 4-year-old Savannah Walker.

According to the Wayne County Prosecutor's office, Hightower was originally set to be arraigned on Wednesday. However, he was arraigned today and remanded to jail.