On April 18, 34th District Court Judge Tina Brooks Green alerted everyone that the courtrooms were closing at 10:15 a.m. that morning so all the judges and some staff could attend the funeral mass in Belleville of retired 34th District Court Judge William Szlinis.
She said any cases that weren’t ready to be handled by that time could come back at 1 p.m. to continue.
The original plan was for Judge Michael Callahan to fill in for Judge Green that morning, but Judge Callahan reportedly was stuck in a jury trial.
Judge Szlinis’ daughter, Marianne Szlinis, serves as the court clerk for Judge David Parrott in her father’s former courtroom.
Shauna Simone Taylor
Shauna Simone Taylor, 37, who was being held in the Wayne County Jail on bond of $50,000/10%, waived her preliminary exam before Judge Green on a charge of first-degree retail fraud in VBT on April 1.
She pled guilty to the charge in circuit court on April 26 and will be sentenced May 14.
Aaron Wayne Pauling
Aaron Wayne Pauling, 32, on April 18 waived his preliminary exam on charges of assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, aggravated domestic violence, and domestic violence in Van Buren Township on April 8. He appeared at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice on May 2 for an arraignment on the information. A plea was offered and a disposition conference set on May 16 His attorney is Robert Mendeus. Pauling’s bond is $50,000/10% and he is being held in the Wayne County Jail.
Natalie Rose Osborne
Natalie Rose Osborne, 25, entered a use of narcotic misdemeanor plea in her felony charge of possession of less than 25 grams of narcotics on Jan. 18, 2013 in Sumpter Township. Her sentence was deferred for a year under HYTA (Holmes Youthful Trainee Act). If there are no new charges the charge will be dismissed and wiped from her record. A total fee of $750 was assessed. Her retained attorney was Samantha Smith.
Malcolm Xavier Greene
Malcolm Xavier Greene, 23, who was before Judge Oakley on April 11, waived his preliminary exam on charges of possession of narcotics, assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer and domestic violence in VBT on March 21. He was due at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice for his arraignment on the information on April 18, but he didn’t show up so a warrant for his arrest was signed. Judge Oakley had been told Greene is in the Washtenaw County Jail on other charges until April 30.
Judge Oakley dismissed his Oct. 9 misdemeanor larceny charge from Sumpter Township, so Greene could focus on his felony charges. The judge reminded him he still owed money to the court for a Feb. 8, 2015 defective equipment sentence.