Two Detroit men face pre-trial hearings in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
The 20-year-olds are charged with open murder and armed robbery. An open murder charge means that the jury can choose to convict them of either first- or second-degree murder. A June 23 trial date has been set.
the Chicago-born Reed was killed October 18 at his off-campus apartment building. Reed's roommate discovered his body at the bottom of a stairwell. Police said Reed's wallet and cellphone were taken.
The 20-year-old was a wide receiver on the football team and a communications major.