A third suspect has been charged in connection with the murder of Egypt Covington, who was found in dead and tied up with Christmas lights in Van Buren Township, Michigan
Egypt Covington was found dead inside in her home on June 22, 2017 – she had been shot and wrapped with Christmas lights
Shandon Groom, 28, of Toledo, Ohio, was arraigned Thursday and charged with charged with felony murder and first-degree home invasion in the murder of the 27-year-old singer, Egypt Covington
Two other men, Timothy Eugene Moore, 34, also of Toledo, and Shane Lamar Evans, 31, of Sumpter Township, Michigan had been charged earlier, in the Covington murder
The three men charged in connection with her tragic and violent demise are being held in the jail without bond
A fourth suspect is in custody but has not been charged
The suspects face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and felony murder
A third suspect has been charged in connection with the 2017 murder of Egypt Covington, who was found in dead and tied up by Christmas lights in Van Buren Township, Michigan, in 2017, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Before she was found bound by Christmas lights, Egypt Covington, 27, was a beloved singer who achieved renown in the university town of Ann Arbor.
Shandon Groom of Toledo, Ohio, was arraigned Thursday in 34th District Court in Romulus in the death of 27-year-old Covington, Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Michael Shaw said
Groom, 28, was charged in connection with Egypt Covington’s Christmas lights binding death. Groom is charged with felony murder and first-degree home invasion. He was remanded to county jail as the investigation continues..
Two other people have been arraigned in the case; Shane Lamar Evans, a 31-year-old male from Sumpter Township on charges of homicide-felony murder and first-degree home invasion.
Timothy Eugene Moore, 34, also of Toledo, was one of two men previously charged in 2018, in connection with Egypt Covington’s death and binding by the Christmas lights. So was Shane Lamar Evans, 31, of Sumpter Township, Michigan. The two men were arraigned in November and December, 2020, respectively.
The Wayne County Prosecutor charged Shandon Ray Groom on Dec. 31, with felony murder and first-degree home invasion in connection with the Egypt Covington case.
A fourth, still-unidentified suspect reportedly, was arrested but hasn’t been charged.
Local police cultivated a belief that the singer’s killers knew her personally, though police have been tight-lipped on an exact motive.
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said the Covington case is “still an open investigation,” The Detroit News reported
“We’re working on it,” Lt. Shaw said.
Evans got slapped with the same charges as Groom in connection with the death of Egypt Covington and the alleged binding of her body with Christmas lights.
Singer Egypt Covington was preparing for a big new step in her life when tragedy struck. In addition to her pursuits as a songstress. “She had finally found a job that she really liked,” said sister Jessica Covington. “She was working for a beverage distribution company. She knew that she had a future there.
The last time she was seen alive before her Christmas lights–wrapped body was found was June 22, 2017.
All three men charged in connection with her tragic and violent demise are being held in the jail in Wayne County, Michigan without bond, MLive reported.
Moore is scheduled for a preliminary examination Feb. 22 while Groom and Evans are slated for a probable cause conference hearing on January 13.
Moore is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion, possessing a firearm as a felon, and four counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Evans and Groom are both charged with felony murder and first-degree home invasion.
Groom is being held without bond.
First-degree murder and felony murder are punishable by up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.