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Mother Killed in Murder-for-Hire Arranged By Son ‎

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

May 13, 2011

DETROIT – Police say a 25-year-old Detroit man hired someone to kill his mother, who was fatally shot as she left her apartment complex one morning last month.

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Edward Hicks / Detroit Police Department

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. announced at a news conference today that Edward Hicks is expected to be arraigned soon on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit murder and habitual offender in the death of his mother, 46-year-old Marion Harris.

The shooter in the murder-for-hire plot has been identified, but has not yet been arrested, Godbee said.

Godbee said police have uncovered a possible motive for the killing, but said he could not release details.

According to police, a citizen tip on May 11 led police to Hicks, who was wanted on a probation violation in a drug case, at a home on the city’s east side. The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team took Hicks into custody in the 18000 block of Goulburn that day.

Family members for Harris were not at the news conference. Godbee said, “It’s a lot for them to take in at this time.”


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    OlympicJoy

    almost 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Yet another example of scum.

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    Keiffer158

    almost 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    I bet he didn't even get her a card for mothers day.

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    DCfuzz

    almost 3 years ago

    150 Comments

    If he had a police officer killed his family would be cryin' "he's always been such a good little boy". Now all you hear from the family are crickets.

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    sheriff950

    almost 3 years ago

    5370 Comments

    Wow, what a dirtbag....

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    CAZ

    almost 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Does anyone else believe in an eye for an eye???? He got someone to shoot his Mother because he was to much of a punk to do it himself. What a coward!

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    #1 POS, ROT in Hell..... swift Justice please......

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    Buster10

    almost 3 years ago

    258 Comments

    "1 Dirtbag, hopefully Justice will be served

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 3 years ago

    10478 Comments

    wiseass0282, I hope the air pump goes out.

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    uncledennis1

    almost 3 years ago

    23106 Comments

    This scumbag is breathing our air. Time to pay the piper shit head.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 3 years ago

    45826 Comments

    This guy just shot up to the top of the POS list.

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    Collegecop_WA

    almost 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    It's heartbreaking to think that this scumsucking s**tbag could arrange the murder of his own mother. A woman who probably sacrificed a lot to give him a decent upbringing, stayed up nights worrying about him and wanted someone she could be proud of. Instead she got this ungrateful bastard...

    Evil like this should not be tolerated or locked away it deserves nothing less than complete and utter destruction. Kill him and be done with it.

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    Redsky

    almost 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    The downward spiral continues. Time to take the garbage out.

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    wiseass0282

    almost 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    I wonder if he got her a mothers day gift before he had her killed. Since they can't give him the DP, I hope they stick him so far in jail they have to pump light and air to him for the rest of his stinking life. Worthless trash.

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    manintan

    almost 3 years ago

    76 Comments

    Bump akwlof98 and DALLASCRANE. murder is murder and punishment should be swift.

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    jwoods4290

    almost 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    i understand that some of us don't exactly like our parents but what happened to the honor thy mother and thy father? apparently not in this case what so ever.

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