Man faces murder charges in stabbing death

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — A 31-year-old man on parole parole for aggravated stalking now faces a possible life sentence if convicted of the stabbing murder of his former girlfriend.

Eric John Frederickson, 31, was arraigned Monday before 23rd District Court Judge Geno Salomone. Frederickson had turned himself in early July 20, a few hours after the late Friday death of Summer Faulkner, 22.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said Frederickson had allegedly entered the apartment in the 23000 block of Rosewood — which Faulkner had only recently occupied — at 10:30 p.m. Friday and stabbed her in the head and neck. The victim’s sister was reportedly heard screaming outside the house by a neighbor, who called police.

Faulkner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Frederickson was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder and as a habitual offender. Frederickson had pleaded guilty in 2009 to charges of aggravated stalking and currently is on probation in Livingston County.

A preliminary examination of the evidence against him is scheduled for Monday. Frederickson faces life in prison if convicted and was held without bond.

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