3 suspects in court in firefighter murder

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 17:12:27-04

Three people who have been charged in the murder of Detroit firefighter David Madrigal were in court for a preliminary examination.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Timmy Soto, 32, Nicole O'Neill, 33, and Christian Rasnick, 19, are all charged with Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Larceny in a Building and Third Degree Arson.

Soto is also facing Unlawful Driving Away of An Automobile, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm charges. Rasnick is facing an additional charge of Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile.

Madrigal was found murdered inside his home on Detroit's west side on Dec. 21. The Wayne County Medical Examiner said Madrigal died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Police say they found an upstairs bedroom ransacked and a source said a safe was missing. Madrigal's car was also missing, but was later found burned in southwest Detroit.

The 59-year-old was with the Detroit Fire Department for 26 years and was planning his retirement party for June.