Man charged with brother’s murder after body was found behind their house

In a tragic event in Eastpointe, Michigan, a man is facing charges for his brother’s death.

McKinnley Hearon, 42, is now staring down serious charges, including second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, lying to police officers, and a felony firearm offense.

The unsettling incident reportedly took place at their Eastpointe residence on June 15th, following a dispute between the two brothers. Hearon initially misled police by claiming his brother was not at home.

However, a subsequent search of the property revealed the brother’s body concealed behind their house.

Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido expressed his deep sorrow over the incident and reiterated the severity of family violence.

Hearon stood before the judge at the 38th Eastpointe District Court for his arraignment. The court imposed a substantial $2 million bond and instructed Hearon to undergo a mental health evaluation with Macomb County Community Mental Health.

Hearon’s legal journey continues, with a probable cause hearing set for 1 p.m. on June 28th, and a preliminary exam scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 5th.