DETROIT (WXYZ) - Now that Alicia Fox’s husband is facing a first degree murder charge, and other felony charges, the 7 Action News Investigators are taking a closer look at Erin Justice.
Detroit Police say Erin Maurice Justice killed his wife.
27-year-old Alicia Fox was found shot to death in an abandoned home on the city’s west side.
Justice’s 8-month-old son Kristian Justice and Alicia’s older daughter 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter are still missing.
Police and FBI agents caught up with Erin Justice in Atlanta, Georgia and he’s already told a judge there he’s going to fight extradition.
“We have DPD homicide investigators in Atlanta now having a conversation with the suspect,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Alicia’s relatives suspected Justice from the start.
“Her husband keeps calling with so many different fallacies, with so many different stories about himself,” said Travae Fox, Alicia Fox’s mother on Monday.
“This guy -- you can hear it in his voice that he’s done something that’s not right,” said Henry Fields, Alicia Fox’s uncle.
The 7 Investigators have learned this isn’t the first time the 28-year-old has been in trouble with the law.
According to court records, back in March of 2008, Erin Justice faced three felony drug and gun charges in Wayne County. He later pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.
A few months later, Wayne County prosecuted Justice again on three different gun charges, but the case was eventually dismissed when a witness didn’t show up in court.
In November of 2011, Livonia police arrested Erin Justice in the parking lot of a hardware store. The officer found Justice and another man smoking pot inside a car during a break from their jobs at a nearby automotive supplier.
Justice was charged with possession of marijuana, and he told Livonia police that he “grows his own” marijuana. Erin Justice later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
7 Action News also found out that Michigan State Police arrested Erin Justice in Highland Park back in April. When they pulled him over, they found out Justice was using a stolen license plate tab. It’s not clear when a charging decision on that case will be made.