Floyd Galloway Jr. will stand trial in the murder of Danielle Stislicki, judge rules

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 17:27:19-04

(WXYZ) — A judge determined that Floyd Galloway Jr. will stand trial in the murder of Danielle Stislicki. After nearly two days of testimony, a judge bound Galloway Jr. over on first-degree murder charges.

Accoridng to the judge, there was "overwhelming" evidence and said Galloway should stand trial.

Galloway Jr. used to work as a security guard at Stislicki's place of work. After her disappearance, police searched his home, taking away a mattress as possible evidence.

He was sentenced to 18-35 years in prison in December 2017 for the kidnapping, assault with intent to commit sexual conduct and assault by strangulation in connection to an attack on a Livonia jogger in September 2016, about two months before Stislicki went missing.

Stislicki's body has never been found. However, the Michigan Attorney General says Farmington Hills police and others have enough evidence to prosecute.

Follow along live with Simon Shaykhet, who was in court, below.

Stislicki, 28, was last seen in December 2016 while leaving her job at MetLife in Southfield. She was reportedly supposed to meet a friend the night of Dec. 2, but never showed up.

The prelim began on Monday with testimony from Stislicki's mother, best friend, the lead detective on the case and more.

Sarah Pollack fought back tears as she took the stand on behalf of the prosecution. Under questioning, she said Stislicki was her best friend whom she planned to have dinner with on the day she disappeared.

Lead Detective Ryan Molloy also used video in the hearing, showing carpeting removed from Galloway's home, which showed evidence of bodily fluid. Another video showed Galloway inside a Tim Horton's appearing to use Stislicki's phone after her disappearance.

Her mother, Ann, told prosecutor's that Galloway worked security at their business and often showed interest in Danielle that was not reciprocated.