Avion Sanders has been charged with killing 18-year-old Jacob Hills of Grand Blanc on Friday, August 12. On July 25, the body of Jacob Hills was found in the garage of an apartment complex in Detroit. He had been shot.
Sanders was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with first-degree murder, as well as other robberies, felony murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and three felony firearm offenses. fire.
Wayne County District Court documents say Sanders said nothing as the court pleaded not guilty on his behalf.
Avion Sanders and Jacob Hills reportedly went to a party together.
In the 22330 block of West Warren Avenue in Detroit, the body of Jacob Hills was found in the basement of an apartment building. He had been shot more than once.
Prosecutors said Jacob Hills and Avion Sanders met at a party where Hills brought in a brand new AR-15 he had just purchased. When they left the party, they got in their car and drove to the apartment on Warren Avenue. Even though they went to the basement together, Sanders reportedly left the building alone after some time.
Detroit police arrested Avion Sanders on Tuesday and charged him with killing 18-year-old Jacob Hills, whose body was found in a Detroit basement.
Using the Life360 app, Jacob Hills’ mother was able to find her phone, she told reporters. Hills’ parents called the police after they hadn’t heard from him for a few hours. On July 24, police found Jacob’s phone in his unlocked car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge on North Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights.
At 1:11 a.m. on July 25, they drove to the West Warren Avenue address and found Hills in the basement. He had been shot several times. They said he died right away.
Avion Sanders is believed to have killed Hills, taken his gun, and left his car in the hookah lounge after killing him.
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Hills purchased an AR-15 rifle from ACME Shooting Goods in Oxford sometime before the party. According to reports, Hills’ mother said he bought the gun to prepare for Army National Guard boot camp.
Wayne County District Attorney Kym Worthy spoke to the press and said:
“We try not to judge cases too quickly because the facts are not always what they seem or what the news says they are.” We believe we can prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt in court after careful consideration of the DPD investigation and sequence of events.
Wayne County Circuit Court records show Sanders has been violent in the past.
Police records show Sanders has been charged with a number of crimes in the past. In October 2020, he was accused of shooting his fiancée and then locking himself in an apartment with their young daughter.
If he is found guilty of the murder of Jacob Hills, he will spend the rest of his life in prison without having the possibility of getting out.