Suspect arraigned in death of Hubbard Hall freshman
On the morning of March 19, 2012, Michigan State University Police responded to South Hubbard Hall after receiving a call from an MSU student who said her roommate was unresponsive.
An 18-year-old MSU student was found dead and investigators quickly determined alcohol appeared to be a factor in her death. Since she was under the legal drinking age, MSU Police began investigating how she had acquired the alcohol.
During the course of this ongoing investigation, police discovered evidence that indicated criminal sexual conduct may also have taken place and immediately focused efforts on that part of the investigation.
MSU Police sent a warrant request to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. The case was reviewed, charges were issued and Marquez Dominique Cannon was arraigned today in East Lansing’s 54-B District Court before Judge David Jordon on the following charges: count one of criminal sexual conduct injury to an incapactiated victim; a second count of selling or furnishing to a minor causing death; and a third count of criminal sexual conduct force or coercion.
Cannon, an 18-year old man from Eastpointe, Mich., is being held in the Ingham County Jail with no bond. He has a pretrial appearance set for 8:30 a.m. July 3, and a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. July 6, both before Jordon at the 54-B District Court.
As the criminal prosecution phase moves forward, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victim’s family and friends at this time of loss. Staff from MSU’s Counseling Center are available to speak to students about the tragedy.