Preliminary hearing held in shooting of Bloomfield Hills attorney David Zacks

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A preliminary hearing has been held for the four suspects in the shooting of Bloomfield Hills attorney David Zacks.

Devon Miller, Henry Williams, Christopher Hernandez-Monteil and Cassandra Chobod appeared before Judge Kimberly Small.

The hearing got off to a strange start when Hernandez-Monteil waived his right to a hearing. He returned a few hours later to testify against the other three defendants, having worked out a deal with prosecutors.

He is now being charged with consipiracy to commit 2nd degree home invasion.

He said defendant Devon Miller called him on April 30th. He testified "he told me he had a job for me. He wanted me to drive him somewhere," said Christopher Hernandez-Monteil.

He said he would get gas money in return.

Chobod and her two other alleged accomplices are facing a number of charges including Conspiracy to Commit Home Invasion.

The 57-year-old Zacks was shot several times through his front door in early May and was originally in critical condition.

A gunman posed as a police officer at Zacks' front door. Police say Devon Miller fired through the front door before fleeing the location with Chobod, and two others.

We're told the four intended to burglarize the house on Woodwind Drive when no one was home, but when they realized people were inside the home, the four left to retrieve a gun.

Zacks was shot shortly after they returned when he refused to open the door.

He says Devon Miller fired the gun because "he was mad somebody wasn't answering the door".

At this point, police say it's unclear what the four had planned to do with anyone they encountered inside the home.

Chobod and Christopher Hernandez-Monteil, 20, are each being held on a $2,000,000 bond.

Miller and Henry Williams, 20, are both being held on $5,000,000 bonds because both men are currently on probation for bank robbery.

When defense attorney Mitch Ribitwer pressed Hernandez-Monteil on his motives for his testimony, Hernandez-Monteil said "I'm trying to get out of here so I can get back to my son and my life."

 

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