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YPSILANTI - Two men have been ordered to stand trial for their alleged roles in the June 23 rape-torture of an Ypsilanti woman who was sexually assaulted, cut with a butcher knife and tormented with electrical shocks.
The men, 19-year-old Michael Coffey and 18-year-old Frederic J. Marshall, were bound over for trial in Washtenaw Circuit Court following a hearing Wednesday before 14th District Court Judge Robert V. Fink. Arraignment in circuit court was set for July 19. Both men remain in the county jail under $300,000 bail each.
Coffey is charged with attempted murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the 22-year-old woman's hour long ordeal while being held prisoner in her apartment. Coffey was arrested by officers from the Ypsilanti Police Department who were sent to investigate after neighbors reported hearing a woman's screams.
According to police accounts of his arrest, as officers arrived, the door to the woman's apartment burst open and she ran into the hallway, chased by a man who was waving a butcher knife. The officers drew their guns, and the man dropped the knife, surrendering without a struggle.
Marshall is charged with attempted murder. Police say he fled before officers arrived. He was arrested a week later.