Hearings Scheduled In EMU Football Player's Slaying

Jun 3, 2014

Two Detroit men face pre-trial hearings in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.   

Slain EMU student/athlete Demarius Reed
Slain EMU student/athlete Demarius Reed
Credit Eastern Michigan University
 The hearings are scheduled this afternoon for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor.

The 20-year-olds are charged with open murder and armed robbery. An open murder charge means that the jury can choose to convict them of either first- or second-degree murder.  A June 23 trial date has been set.

the Chicago-born Reed was killed October 18 at his off-campus apartment building. Reed's roommate discovered his body at the bottom of a stairwell. Police said Reed's wallet and cellphone were taken.

The 20-year-old was a wide receiver on the football team and a communications major.