UTICA, Mich. (WJBK) - The man accused of stabbing to death a grandfather who asked him to stop doing drugs near his grandchild's first birthday party has been identified.
Police say 22-year-old Miquel Mansour has been arrested in connection with a stabbing around 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at Grant Park off of Hahn Street.
Officials say while celebrating his grandchild's birthday, Mike Shereda noticed a man acting suspiciously and doing drugs at the park. Shereda asked the man to leave and he apparently went into a rage. Shereda was stabbed more than a dozen times in front of his family and friends in the middle of the public park.
Mansour was charged with first-degree murder and arraigned Wednesday at 41-A District Court of Shelby Township.
Police say the grandfather was an auto designer who was described as friendly and always spent time with his grandchildren. Shereda is a father of six and has 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His daughter says he was a family man and an avid outdoorsman.
"The severity and nature of this horrific crime shocks us to the core," Prosecutor Eric Smith said. "Although we may never understand why this heinous crime happened, my office is committed to making sure the defendant is tried and convicted of this violent murder, hopefully bringing some peace and justice to all of those impacted."