Murder suspect charged in murder of Grosse Pointe Park woman Sabrina Gianino

(WXYZ) - Myron Tyrone Williams, 42, faced a judge inside a Grosse Pointe Park courtroom Monday.  He's the man charged in the brutal murder of 35-year old Sabrina Gianino. She was found in a home in Grosse Pointe Park back in May.

Judge Russell Ethridge read Williams his rights after he was ushered into court by uniformed and plain clothed officers, "Mr. Williams you're here today for arraignment," the Judge said.

As he spoke, Williams sat calmly. With shackles at his feet and handcuffs around his wrists he rocked back and forth in the chair waiting for the opportunity to address the court, "I thought they was to read me my rights when I was placed under arrest," Williams told the Judge. 

The Judge said, "I'm sorry?"  Then Williams posed the question again, "Wasn't they supposed to read me my rights when I was placed under arrest?"

The Judge addressed Williams by saying that they would only have to read him his rights if they were to question him. 7 Action News reached out to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office regarding Williams statement he made in the courtroom and was told they couldn't comment. 

They went on to say that we, "shouldn't assume that it's true."

We caught up with Grosse Pointe Park Police Chief Dave Hiller following the hearing. He recounted the morning his officers got the call following the discovery of Gianino's body, "Officers from this department responded to 1316 Wayburn in the early morning hours of the 16th of May on a suspicious death. They found the victim deceased in her residence," Chief Hiller said. "This was a senseless crime," he said.

Judge Ethridge granted the prosecution an ex-parte motion suppressing the investigators report and the witness list. 

When we asked the Prosecutor's office why they asked for the motion, we were told it was ordered to protect all of the people involved.

Williams faces First Degree Murder-premeditated, Felony Murder-homicide and unarmed robbery charges.  Both the First Degree Murder and Felony Murder charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. 

The unarmed robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 22.5 years in prison and that's one and a half times the normal maximum sentence because Williams has been deemed a "habitual offender" by the Courts.

Williams will be in Court on July 29 at 9 a.m. Count on 7 Action News and WXYZ.com for the latest in this ongoing case.

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