A second man is being held in the Macomb County Jail on homicide charges in connection with the 2013 slayings of a Clinton Township mother and her young daughter.
Henry Jermaine Johnson, 35, of Detroit was ordered held on a $500,000 bond on two counts of homicide open murder during arraignment Wednesday in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.
His brother, Tony James Johnson, 40,
of Detroit, also is charged in the slayings of Tina Geiger and her 11-year-old daughter, Kristina, in their apartment.
Geiger, 47, and her daughter, also known as Krissy, were found stabbed to death on July 30, 2013, in their
home at the Parkway Village Apartments near Metropolitan Parkway and Harper. Both suffered multiple stab wounds.
They had not been heard from for several days whenthey were found by an employee at the apartment complex who was sent to check on them.
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A source previously confirmed to the Free Press that the charges against Tony Johnson came after a match of a bloody handprint on a wall in the apartment.
A source told the Free Press that Henry Johnson lived in the same apartment complex as the Geigers and moved out within days after the killings. The brothers also were seen on surveillance video interacting with the victims at a nearby 7-Eleven shortly before the victims were not heard from.
In 2013, Police Capt. Richard Maierle said there was no sign of forced entry into the apartment. The mother was found in the living room and the girl in the bedroom, he said at that time.
After the slayings, Maierle had said that a cutting instrument was used in the crime and that the weapon hadn’t been recovered.
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Attorney Sherriee Detzler, who spoke on behalf of Henry Johnson during his arraignment, said Johnson is married with six children and lives and owns a home in Detroit.
She said he was unemployed, but has been called back to work. She said he has prior traffic tickets and one “very, very old domestic case.”
Detzler asked for an appropriate bond and for the magistrate to consider a GPS tether adding: “I understand the seriousness, and my client does as well.” She said there had been no other criminal charges
involving her client since early in 2000.
Detzler waived the formal reading of the complaint and Johnson stood mute. A court-appointed attorney for him was granted.
Johnson’s next court date is Sept. 30. He must wear a GPS tether and not possess guns, weapons or ammunition if he is able to post bond, Magistrate Ryan Zemke said.