The suspect accused, 17-year-old Dion Patterson, was arraigned Monday on charges of felony murder, second degree murder, felonious assault and home invasion.
Friends say the victim, Matt Green, lit up a room and describe him as unique and caring, a loving father, brother and son.
Westland police say the 33-year-old Belleville man was stabbed to death inside his girlfriend's home in Westland.
Police say Green and his girlfriend, along with another couple, returned home just after 2 a.m. and were apparently making too much noise outside. Their next door neighbors, Patterson's parents, came out.
Police say the Pattersons told the group to be quiet, getting into an argument with Green and his friends.
While both neighbors went inside, according to police about three minutes later Dion Patterson got out of bed and asked what happened. Allegedly he grabbed a kitchen knife, went through the side door of the home and stabbed Green. The young father later died at the hospital from his wound.
Patterson is due back in court for a probable cause hearing May 28 and his preliminary exam is scheduled for June 4. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Green's friends say they never thought they'd lose him so soon.
While Green's family and friends remain distraught., they plan to hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday night, where the man they say had so much passion for life, was taken.