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Suspect charged after Warren woman shot, killed in bedroom

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published October 4, 2019

WARREN — A domestic dispute in the bedroom of a home near Hoover and Toepfer roads has left a 27-year-old Warren woman dead and a man facing second-degree murder and weapons charges.

Detective Sgt. Paul Houtos, of the Warren Police Department, said officers were dispatched to a home in the 11200 block of Studebaker Avenue at 3 a.m. Sept. 29 to investigate a possible sexual assault. He said friends of the victim, identified as Derica Blessitt, who lived in the home, were there at the time and called 911 when they found her on the floor and suspected at first that she had been assaulted.

The suspect, Marcus Deangelo McLean, 34, of Novi, had reportedly been at the home and in the bedroom with Blessitt. The two have a child together and were apparently involved in an argument in the bedroom. The child was not at the home when the shooting took place.

“He came over to have sex. She didn’t want to. He got upset,” Houtos said.

At some point, McLean, who reportedly has a license to carry a concealed pistol, grabbed his weapon during the argument. Blessitt was shot once in the head.

Houtos said McLean, who was apparently intoxicated, vomited in the bathroom before he left the scene. Blessitt’s friends, sensing something was wrong, went to check on her.

“They thought they heard a bang. They thought they heard her drop to the ground. They thought she was sexually assaulted,” Houtos said. “When the officers arrived, he (McLean) walked in the house a couple minutes later. He had blood on him and was taken into custody.”

McLean remained held in the Macomb County Jail after 37th District Court Judge Suzanne Faunce ordered him held without bond at his arraignment Oct. 1. Second-degree murder is punishable by any number of years up to life in prison.

According to court records, McLean requested a court-appointed attorney at his arraignment, but one had not been appointed by press time Oct. 3.

He is next scheduled to appear for a probable cause conference at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 15 before 37th District Court Judge Michael Chupa. A preliminary examination is tentatively set for Oct. 22.