Monday, September 3, 2012

Dearborn Heights, MI: Dearborn Heights man to be arraigned today in wife's stabbing death

Dearborn Heights — A 38-year-old man is expected to be arraigned Monday on allegations he fatally stabbed his wife during a dispute at a home on Nightingale.

Shonta M. Dupree is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Nytia Dupree, 35, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy announced.

Nytia Dupree, a Detroit Public Schools assistant principal, was killed in the incident that police say occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police responded to the home near Warren and Beech Daly roads after receiving a 911 call from Shonta Dupree, reporting that someone had broken into the home and stabbed his wife to death.

But police said the husband's story fell apart after questioning and he was arrested.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy for Nytia Dupree Friday and concluded she died of multiple stab and incised wounds.

DPS officials said Nytia Dupree was the newly appointed assistant principal at Turning Point Academy.

Grief support counselors were dispatched to Dupree's school to assist on Friday. The academy is a day treatment program for severely emotionally impaired students in grades K-12.

Dupree's LinkedIn profile says she attended the University of Detroit Mercy and had worked at Turning Point since 2008 in various roles, including a special education teacher, events coordinator and online support administrator.

Dupree and her husband reportedly have a 16-year-old son and had lived in the home for about four years.

Staffers at Crestwood School District, where the Duprees' son, DeShonta, attends high school, announced Saturday that a scholarship fundraiser was started for the boy through Give Forward.

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