Third man charged in shock holiday slay of singer Egypt Covington, 27, who was bound with Christmas lights and shot
ANOTHER man has been charged in the 2017 death of singer Egypt Covington, who was fatally shot and tied up with Christmas lights inside her Michigan home.
Shandon Groom, 28, was arraigned in 34th District Court in Ohio on Thursday in the death of the 27-year-old musician, Michigan State Police 1st Lt Michael Shaw said.
Two other men have been charged in Covington's death: Timothy Moore, 34, was arraigned in November 2020, while Shane Evans, 31, faced a judge in December.
Officials also arrested and released another suspect who hasn't been named, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Shaw told the newspaper that the investigation is "still open" when asked whether more charges would follow with four arrested but only three charged.
He declined to give details on any suspected motives.
Covington was discovered bound with Christmas tree lights and shot on June 23, 2017 inside her home in Van Buren Township, Michigan.
After becoming increasingly frustrated by local police's slow action in the Covington's case, her family launched a Facebook group called "To Find Justice for Egypt" seeking tips and requesting that Michigan State Police take over the investigation.
Covington's brother, D'Wayne Turner, and his fiancee Lindsay Brink celebrated the arrests made since state cops got involved.
"We're just moving like lightning speed and accomplishing things," said Turner.
He added: "Everything that has happened has come because of the community and MSP coming together and bringing all the information and there's still more information out there that's needed."
Brink said that the arrests have taught her a lesson: "Don't take no for an answer."
Chuck Covington recalled how his daughter Egypt lit up a room moments after the arrests of Moore and the unnamed suspect were announced in November.
"It's something we never would have wanted to go through in the first place. But, at least there's a beginning for closure for all of us," he said.
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 bail, police said.
First-degree murder and felony murder carry a sentence of up to life behind bars without the possibility of parole.
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