Floyd Russell Galloway Jr. appears via video March 15 in front of Judge James Brady at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills for a hearing regarding the murder of Danielle Stislicki.

Floyd Russell Galloway Jr. appears via video March 15 in front of Judge James Brady at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills for a hearing regarding the murder of Danielle Stislicki.

Photo by Donna Agusti


Galloway set for June pretrial in Stislicki murder case

By: Kayla Dimick | Farmington Press | Published March 20, 2019

 Parents Rich and Ann Stislicki watch the court proceedings. Danielle Stislicki has been missing since Dec. 2, 2016, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently charged Galloway with her murder.

Parents Rich and Ann Stislicki watch the court proceedings. Danielle Stislicki has been missing since Dec. 2, 2016, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently charged Galloway with her murder.

Photo by Donna Agusti

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FARMINGTON HILLS — For over two years, everyone has been wondering what happened to Danielle Stislicki.

In a few months’ time, the public might be able to put together the pieces of Stislicki’s disappearance — a pretrial in the murder of the 28-year-old Farmington Hills resident is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 3.

Floyd Russell Galloway Jr., the man charged with Stislicki’s murder, appeared for a pre-exam conference March 15 in front of Judge James Brady at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills.

He appeared via video from the Oakland County Jail. Previously, Galloway was housed at St. Louis Correctional Facility in St. Louis, Michigan.

Prior to the hearing, Galloway’s former attorney, Jim Williams, handed over the case to court-appointed attorney Michael McCarthy.

Galloway waived his right to the 21/seven-day rule.

“(The prosecution) has given me a banker box that is filled with materials regarding this case. … There is a number of other documents that I don’t have yet but will be receiving. In order to be properly prepared for the preliminary examination, it’s going to take more than 21 days to do so,” McCarthy said.

Brady, the prosecution and the defense decided that Galloway’s pretrial will start at 9 a.m. June 3, reserving the courtroom until at least June 5 to complete the proceeding.

Brady ordered that Galloway stay in the Oakland County Jail until the case is completed.

Galloway is charged with one count of first-degree premeditated murder, a felony that could carry a life sentence without parole, according to Brady.

Stislicki’s parents, Rich and Ann Stislicki, were present at the hearing.

“The legal process is a long process, but we see that we’re moving forward. It’s baby steps right now. There’s nothing really exciting about the information right now other than we’re moving,” Rich Stislicki said.

Ann Stislicki said she wants to make sure the focus of the case is primarily on her daughter.

“It gets to be tiring. It’s emotional. You absolutely have no control of how things go. … I do believe we have the right people in the places that they need to be, but I still want to make sure this is all about Danielle and getting justice for Danielle, and I’m looking forward to that step,” Ann Stislicki said.

Rich Stislicki added that he is not looking forward to reliving some facts of the case that have not been available to the public.

“This is the calm of the storm right now,” he said.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges against Galloway during a March 5 press conference in Lansing. Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus joined Nessel in the announcement.

In December, Galloway was sentenced to 16-35 years in prison for the Sept. 4, 2016, attempted rape of a Hines Park jogger in Livonia. Prior to that arrest in June 2017, Galloway was considered a person of interest in the Danielle Stislicki case.

Galloway is a former security guard who worked for a contracted company that previously provided security at MetLife in Southfield. According to police, Galloway was acquainted with Stislicki at work.

Although Stislicki was last seen in Southfield, according to Farmington Hills police, her vehicle was left at her home at Independence Green Apartments in Farmington Hills, in the area of Halsted Road and Grand River Avenue.

While Stislicki’s body has not yet been recovered, Nessel said during the press conference that the evidence against Galloway in the case is “compelling.”

Galloway will appear at 9 a.m. April 19 in front of Brady for a motions hearing.

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