After a homeless man was found brutally murdered in Pontiac last week, two men and a woman are facing charges.
Brian Catorie Bonner, 41, Romaro Lee Wilson, 28, and Alice Marie Anthony, 50, have all been charged with first-degree murder.
Tobby Robert Farrington was discovered Friday in a tall grass area just next to Terry Lake in the 100 block of S. Merrimac Street. A pedestrian called 911 after noticing an arm and a leg protruding from beneath a bed blanket and brand new tire marks.
According to authorities, Farrington was bludgeoned and stabbed in the chest, side, and neck. He was also wearing a plastic bag over his head when he died, and his cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation, or suffocation.
According to the sheriff’s office, Farrington was staying with Wilson and Anthony, a grandmother, in a rural home Saginaw and Woodward. Bonner paid frequent visits to the house. According to authorities, Farrington would do occasional work around the house for Anthony in return for illicit substances.
According to investigators, Anthony became enraged with Farrington over a cash transaction among them.
It’s unknown how long Farrington had been residing at the residence before his murder. His next of kin had been found in Virginia.
“It is so incredibly sad to see people’s inhumanity to one another,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “This kind of senseless, extreme violence will not be tolerated, and I look forward to them being held accountable.”
A probable cause conference is set for April 12.