The Michigan Daily,-Thursday, September 10, 1981-Page 9
Even Ann Arbor not
immune to violent crime
Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Leo Kelly, Jr., accusedof two campus murders last year, leaves the courtroom following a pre-trial hearing.
2 students kiled at Bursley;
By ANN MARIE FAZIO
Last April's killing of two University
students at Bursley dormitory on North
Campus was not, much to the distress
of the University community, the only
such incident to plague the area during
the past year.
The previous September, a Univer-
sity graduate student was found stal-
bed to death outside of her west Ann
Arbor apartment. Rebecca Huff, 30,
was the third local resident in five mon-
ths to die under similar circumstances.
THE FIRST MURDER victim,
Shirley Small, 17, was found dead on
April 20, -1980 near her home in the
Georgetown Townhouses, an Ann Ar-
bor subdivision. On july 13, the body of
Glenda Richmond, 23, was discovered
outside the front door of her University
Townhouse Apartment, also in Ann Ar-
Ann.Arbor Police Chief William Cor-
bett said there were several
similarities in the murders which lead
police to suspect the possibility of one
RAPE' IS ANOTHER problem to
which the city is not immune, and last
summer a special community program
was organized to help combat it.
The most recent reported rape oc-
curred last Julyhwhen an intruder en-
tered a home on the city's east side. The
victim was reportedly sleeping down-
stairs when he entered. The suspect
allegedly dragged her upstairs; blin-
dfolded her, gagged and tied her up,
and then raped her, police said.
That incident was the second repor-
ted in less than two months in Ann Ar-
bor. In May, a University Hospital em-
ployee was abducted at gunpoint and
raped near hospital property.
The victim had reportedly been war-
ned by her assailant that she would be
killed if she tried to scream for help.
She attempted to resist once, police
said, and was choked "nearly to uncon-
AT THE BEGINNING of 1ast Winter
term,, a 36-year-old woman was ac-
costed in one of the music practice
rooms of the Michigan Union. When
she was practicing, two men in their
late teens entered, pulled a gun on her
and told her to remove her clothes.
When she refused, the assailants
allegedly knocked her down and hit her
in the head several times.
Later on in the term, a man from
Eastern Michigan University was
arraigned on charges of arson in con-
nection with a rash of trash fires at the
University Towers apartment complex
on South University and South Forest
There were 14 minor fires in 19 days
at the apartment building, according to
one.source who lived in the building.
THE SUSPECT, Mehrdad Mohyi,
was a resident of the 14th floor of the
complex, where most of the fires had
been set. Ann Arbor Detective Robert
Lavahsler said Mohyi gave police a
statement admitting responsibility for
the latest fire that had been set, but
Lavansler ,did not rule out the
possibility that the other fires were set
by someone else.
A few weeks before the fires, a fight
at a Bursley Hall party ended in a gun
shot and one arrest for assault with in-
tent to commit less than murder and for
carrying a concealed weapon.
On March 8th, a Bursley security
guard discovered 20-year-old Billy
Jackson and another man fighting in a
second floor bathroom. As the security
guard was escorting Jackson out the
door, he allegedly pulled out a .32
caliber handgun and fired one shot,
before fleeing to his car.
POLICE AND security officials agree
that the most problems students have is
with break-ins, especially during
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Harold Tinsey
said the best way for people to avoid
thefts during the breaks is to simply
take the usual precautions, making
sure the doors and windows are'
securely locked. He added that taking
home valuables and finding out if a.
neighbor can keep an eye on things can
help thwart would-be burglars during
"Use common sense," he said.
The Ann Arbor police department has
a special unit devoted to crime preven-
tion. The unit is headed by its sole
member, Detective Bernie Price. The
idea behind the crimle prevention is,'
community awareness. "A lot of crime
prevention is just educationg the
public," Price said.
suspectscompe tent to
By ANN MARIE FAZIO Bajko said, he heard two more shots
Leo Kelly, charged with the murder then saw two bodies on the floor.
of two University students at Bursley . THE PHYSICIAN who performed the
Hall last April, has since been found autopsy on McGreaham, Dr. Douglas
competent to stand trial by Judge S. J. Siders, testified that McGreaham had a
Elden of 15th District Court. This hole in his back "the size of a fist" as a
determination was made on the basis of result of the gunshot wound, and that
a forensic psychiatric examination his spinal cord had been severed by the
Kelly was given at the request of his blast.
'defense attorney, William Waterman. A detective from the state police
Kelly allegedly opened fire on his six- crime lab, David Balash, identified the
th floor hall the morning of April 17, bullet segment that Siders remove
Good Friday, after causing a fire by from McGreaham's body as one tha
throwing a Molotov cocktail against the had been fired from Kelly's gun.
wall. The shooting left Douglas During the second session of the
Mcreaham, 21, of Caspian, and Ed- exam, Ann Arbor police testified tha
ward Siwik, 19, of Detroit, dead of gun- they found, among other things,
shot wounds. sawed-off shotgun and many container
'ANN ARBOR Police arrested Kelly of shotgun shells in Kelly's dorm room.
in his dorm shortly after the 6 a.m. THEY, ALSO found a "military
shooting. type" gas mask, a homemade "fac
After his competency had been simile of a gun" and a shoulder holster
decided last summer, several sessions according to Officer Elbert Barbour
of pre-trial examinations were held to one of the arresting officers.
determine that;' in fact, a crime had The other arresting officer, Jame
been committed, and that there was Stimac, testified that they also found
probably reason to believe that the round of .32 automatic ammunition i
defendant had committed the crime. the room. He, along with Barbour, sai
jTgstimony given at the first session that' the handmade pistol-type gun was
by four 'student witnesses' pieced "inoperable," and that its stock wa
together the tragic events which led up niade of wood.
to the murders. Barbour said he and Stimac arrive
LLY APPARENTLY threw a at Bursley at about 6:11 a.m., and wen
firebomb down the hall, causing a fire to Kelly's room. They found the doo
aid much disorientation in the hall. In locked, and knocked until Kelly aske
the, confusion that followed, Kelly what they wanted from inside the room
reportedly went into his single room About a minute after police told hir
and reappeared in the corridor, that they wanted tp talk to him, Kell
wielding a shotgun. Several shots were started to open the door.
fie'd, killing McGreaham and Siwik. BARBOUR TESTIFIED that he the
. Siwik, who lived only a few doors told Kelly to put both hands on the doo
away from Kelly in the dorm, was shot and come out of the room, which he di(
in he upper right chest and died shortly
after being taken to University
McGreaham, shot in the back, died at
near-by St. Joseph Hospital following MI0 AB
emergency surgery. He was a residentC MF R A L
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At the pre-trial, Michael Neumann, a ed iras
resident of Bursley-6th Douglas, rugged Vibram.
testified that he saw Kelly run out of his The result? Handsew
room with a "flaming bottle." breaking-in period. ends
The officers entered the room, placed
Kelly under arrest for attempted mur-
der, handcuffed him and gave him over
to other officers to be transferred:
Kelly is described as a quiet, in-
troverted person by his friends and
acquaintances- "a loner," they've
said. Other students who lived on
Kelly's hail said the husky, 22-year-old
was reserved and did not socialize with
THE DETROIT native was a mem-
ber of the black fraternity Omega Psi
Chi, and wears the brand of Omega on
his arm. Warren Fudge,,one of his
fraternity brothers, said Kelly has not
actively participated in the groupa for
the past year.
Fudge said the shootings might have
been spurred by incidents Kelly en-
countered a year ago while working in
Texas. Fudge said Kelly's apartment in
Texas had been firebombed and that he
thought people were trying to kill him.
Kelly graduated from Detroit's Cass
Tech High School in 1977 and was repor-
tedly a good student.
SIWIK, A Detroit Catholic Central
graduate, was described by his mother
as "an all-aroundsA-i student who loved
life." He was a Phi Beta Kappa arid co-
captain of his high school swim team.
Freinds and teachers from college
and high school agree that Siwik was an
agreeable and outgoing student, "a real
McGreaham, an honors art student,
felt a strong sense of responsibility for
his residents, according to his friends.
"He never did anything half-way,"
said John Shapiro, a junior art student.
"That's the reason he got shot."
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HE SAID HE then saw Kelly throw
the bottle, which hit the floor and then
struck him. After it hit the floor,
Neumann said, "the whole end of the
hall was in flames."
A resident director of Bursley,
Rebecca Bradley, said she went down
the hall with McGreaham and Moon af-
tei hearing the alarm.
She said she heard two "firecracker"
type noises, then saw Siwik lying on the
floor with a hole in his upper right
ANOTHER SIXTH Douglas resident,
Peter Doerr, said he saw Kelly standing
in, the hallway holding ,a "sawed-off
shotgun" across his chest before any
shots were fired.
"Thomas Bajko, who also lived on Six-
th. Douglas at the time, said he heard
tvo sets of shots. He woke up after
haring the first set, he said; and saw
the fire and smoke down the hall.
About two to five minutes later,
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