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Suspect accused of decapitating 79-year-old step-grandmother in Bedford Township

Posted at 12:31 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 22:33:28-05

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — The suspect in the death of a Bedford Township woman was arraigned Wednesday.

On Monday, Feb. 17 around 3:14 a.m., deputies responded to a single family home on the 8800 block of Lewis Avenue regarding a medical situation involving a possible death.

At the scene, deputies discovered a body in the living room area.

The victim has been identified as 79-year-old Cecilia Gibson of Temperance, Michigan.

Prosecutors say the suspect, 45-year-old Kenny Wayne McBride, allegedly decapitated the woman, who is his step-grandmother.

McBride has been charged with open murder and mutilation of a corpse.