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Woman Charged With Killing Boyfriend Goes to Trial

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The woman charged with domestic violence turned deadly in May is headed to trial.

Police say Camia Gamet, 30, of Jackson beat her boyfriend to death. Police say she has a long history with domestic violence, but this time, things went too far.

Gamet is charged with open murder, accused of killing Marcus Hill, 38, after stabbing and beating him in their Lansing Avenue apartment.

Testimony at the hearing Friday described first a violent argument, then a bloody crime scene. 

From her apartment, neighbor Melissa Olmsted testified that she could see Gamet heaving dishes and glasses at Hill as he cowered and covered his face.  

"Like, I thought my house was getting broke into, that's how loud it was. I thought my windows got busted in," Olmsted said.

During Friday's preliminary examination, Dr. Patrick Cho, the medical examiner, said blood tests found marijuana, alcohol and cocaine in Hill's blood, but it wasn't drugs that killed him. Hill was stabbed 11 times, he said. And three of those stabs were lethal, puncturing his heart and lungs.

Detective Gary Schuette with the Jackson Police said the apartment Gamet and Hill shared was a bloody crime scene. Blood was found on the furniture and smeared on the walls as well as on a frying pan that was bent, found lying next to Hill's body.

When Gamet was questioned that night, her blood alcohol registered 0.18. Schuette described Gamet as out of control.  

"She'd then go through another fit of rage. She'd stand back up and begin to throw the chairs inside of the interview room again. Ultimately, she tore one of the chairs and I elected to go inside and handcuff her," said Det. Schuette.

Just weeks before Hill's murder, the pair stood before Hon. Darryl Mazur, the same Jackson County judge who presided over today's hearing. Then, Gamet was accused of hitting Hill on the head with a hammer, but was never prosecuted because Hill refused to testify against her. 

"Certainly had he prosecuted in this situation, we may never have been here," Mazur said.

Mazur ordered Gamet be held without bond. If convicted of the most serious offense, first-degree murder, she faces life in prison.

 

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