Pontiac woman charged for allegedly murdering boyfriend

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 12:53:41-04

A Pontiac woman was arraigned on several charges for allegedly shooting and killing her boyfriend over the weekend.

Marita Talley, 34, is charged with first degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon in the shooting death of 36-year-old William Bell.

According to police, deputies responded to a call after Talley tol d 911 she shot her boyfriend and he was dead on their couch. She also told 911 that the gun was in the house and she would be waiting outside for deputies to arrive.

They arrived and took her into custody, and found Bell inside dead on the couch. Deputies say there were several spent shell casings within a short distance of the victim and a handgun lying on the couch.

Talley has a criminal history in both Michigan and in Chicago, including assault with a dangerous weapon, assault on a prison employee and a prostitution-related charge in Chicago.

She was arraigned on the charges in Pontiac and denied bond. Her next court hearing is on May 24.