CLINTON TWP., MI – A man suspected of breaking into Eminem’s home reportedly told the rapper he was there to kill him when the two came face-to-face, according to court testimony in the criminal case.
The break-in happened at Eminem’s Clinton Township home around 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2020 when the suspect, 27-year-old Matthew David Hughes, allegedly threw a brick paver into a back window to get inside and sneaked around the rapper’s personal security guard.
According to the Detroit Free Press, during a preliminary examination in Macomb County District Court, the police officer who responded to the home testified that when Eminem asked him why he was in his home, Hughes told him he was there to kill him. The officer also testified that when police arrived, the officer found the security guard in a physical altercation with Hughes.
Eminem was not hurt in the break-in. The Free Press reports Hughes is charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property. He appeared in court today, but Eminem did not. The rapper’s lawyer watched the testimony via video.
The Free Press says the judged denied a competency evaluation as requested by Hughes’ attorney and the judge found probable cause to go forward with a trial. Circuit Court arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 28.
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