Galloway trial delayed

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published January 29, 2020

 Floyd Galloway walks into the courtroom Sept. 9 in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills for a pretrial hearing in the case against him for the 2016 disappearance and murder of Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki.

Floyd Galloway walks into the courtroom Sept. 9 in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills for a pretrial hearing in the case against him for the 2016 disappearance and murder of Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki.

File photo by Erin Sanchez

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SOUTHFIELD — A trial for the Berkley man accused of killing Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki has been delayed, according to court documents.

On Sept. 9 and 10, Berkley man Floyd Galloway, who is charged in the 2016 disappearance and murder of Farmington Hills resident Danielle Stislicki, appeared before Farmington Hills 47th District Court Judge James Brady for a preliminary hearing.

Brady determined there was “overwhelming evidence” to bind the case over to Oakland County Circuit Court.

Galloway’s trial was originally slated for the week of Jan. 27, but it was adjourned to 8:30 a.m. April 20 in front of Judge Phyllis McMillen.

According to court documents, the adjournment was initiated by Galloway’s defense team, in order to “review the voluminous discovery and adequately prepare for trial.”

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the murder charge against Galloway during a March 5 press conference in Lansing.

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 disappearance of Stislicki, who has not been found.

Galloway is a former security guard at MetLife in Southfield, where Stislicki worked.

Stislicki was last seen Dec. 2, 2016, leaving MetLife, according to Farmington Hills police, but her vehicle was found at her home at the Independence Green Apartments in Farmington Hills.

During the pretrial hearing in front of Brady, numerous witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution team to prove that there was enough evidence for the case to be bound over.

Investigators painted a picture of Galloway’s activities the night Stislicki went missing to look like this: He allegedly got a ride from Stislicki from MetLife to his house in Berkley, where they believe Stislicki’s murder took place, and then he took her car back to her apartment. He allegedly walked from her apartment to a Tim Hortons in Farmington Hills, called a cab and got dropped off across the street from MetLife, where he picked up his car, according to testimony.

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

William Mitchell, an attorney for Galloway, declined to comment on the delay.

A Facebook page dedicated to Stislicki posted an update Jan. 16 alerting their followers of the change.

“We are disappointed, yet optimistic and look forward (to) getting justice for Danielle in 2020,” the post reads.

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