On Thursday, three men were taken into custody for two murders that took place under absolutely horrific circumstances. The three men were charged over a year after the murders took place, as the investigation has been ongoing since that time.
Former NFL linebacker Robert Eddins was shot to death in a basement in 2016. Eddins was with Ricardo McFarlin, who was also killed.
The two were murdered “execution style” in a home in Detroit. Finally, after over a year of investigation, three people were charged with the murders: Michael Griffin, Dennis Epps, and Mariano Garcia.
Now, the details of the “executions” have emerged. Reportedly, the three men are drug dealers and were part of a plot involving over five kilos of cocaine and heroin.
According to the court reports, the trio had traveled from Alabama to Detroit specifically to murder former football star Eddins. Both he and McFarlin were found with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office.
Just after Eddin’s death, one of his murderers, Griffin, publicly mourned his loss on Facebook. He posted a tribute about the Facebook player and said, “Man I can’t take this I love you lil Cuzz.”
On Thursday, the suspects were taken into custody and are expected to face up to life in prison if they are in fact convicted of murder, drug, and weapon charges.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said, “We hope to bring justice for the families of the deceased men and dismantle all organizations that spread these deadly poisons in our neighborhoods.”
Timothy Plancon, a special agent in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said, “The murders of Eddins and McFarlin is just another example of how violence is intertwined with drug trafficking.”
Please be praying for the families of Eddins and McFarlin. Although their deaths occurred over a year ago, these new details have undoubtedly brought up emotions for their families. In other recent news, there have been 65 sickened, 28 hospitalized after eating a recalled grocery store product.