Source: lenconnect.com 1/14/22
ADRIAN — A trial in the case of a Morenci man who is accused of shooting to death two registered sex offenders and committing other crimes almost a year ago has been delayed again.
This time, it is rising COVID-19 case numbers and his attorney’s health that are causing Christopher Lee-Ryan Carden to have to wait to go on trial in Lenawee County Circuit Court. The trial’s new start date is May 17.
Carden is charged with open murder in the deaths of Samuel Compton, 82, and Robert Braman Sr., 67, both of Adrian, on Jan. 15, 2021, at 904 1/2 Frank St. in Adrian. He is also charged with first-degree home invasion, unlawful driving away a motor vehicle, and third-degree fleeing and eluding police as well as weapons offenses.
In a separate case from the same day, he is charged with first-degree home invasion at a residence in Morenci. Police and prosecutors say he broke into the home there with the intent of killing a registered sex offender who lived there but did not because other people were there.