Twins charged in April 2020 murder, mutilation of man in Detroit
Detroit – Twin brothers are charged with murder and mutilation when they killed a man whose body was shot and burned in April 2020.
Christian and Christopher Kidd, 25, are not identical twins, but face identical charges: first-degree murder, criminal murder, illegal detention and the mutilation of a corpse.
Both have been denied the loan and both will remain in Wayne County Jail as their cases progress.
On April 19, 2020, Detroit police found the burned and shot dead body of an unknown man on Pingree’s 2900 block. That’s on the west side of Detroit, south of Joy Road, west of Linwood.
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The Wayne County coroner did not immediately respond to a request for the victim’s identity.
While Christopher Kidd has been tried in Wayne County Circuit Court, Christian Kidd’s case is in its early stages after charges against him were dropped and retried last week.
Christian Kidd’s court-appointed attorney, William Winters, of Detroit, confirmed that the case was dropped at a hearing last week. He had requested a face-to-face hearing, which was delayed by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the results of a competency test.
Christian Kidd was considered competent to stand in court on Friday. However, at the same hearing, the state dismissed his case.
The state dismissed the same charges, but Winters said that because Kidd was appointed by the court on the first case, another attorney could be assigned to Kidd.
Patrick Nyenhuis, lawyer for Christopher Kidd, said the reprint in Christian’s case will likely delay his client’s case.
“We don’t even know when the next personal trial will take place,” said Nyenhuis.
The Wayne County Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for information.