Monday 26 September 2022 05:32 PM Michigan news anchor, 57, was killed by a man who knew his girlfriend, 35, ... trends now
A news anchor was stabbed to death by a man who knew his girlfriend ‘pretty well’ and lay in wait for him to get home from a night shift in Michigan.
Jim Matthews, 57, was found dead at his home in Chesterfield Township after returning home from a night shift at WWJ950 radio.
Police have now charged Arthur Williamson, 55, with the murder of Matthews after he attacked him on Friday.
Family members claim that his suspected killer had been ‘welcomed into the home’ hours before and waited for him to come back to the property before launching the violent assault.
Matthews ‘on off girlfriend’ and the mother of his children Nichole Guertin, 35, had managed to escape the property despite being stabbed multiple times as well as gagged and bound.
She fled with their 5-year-old daughter, Rosie, who was not seriously injured, and managed to flag down a car after collapsing in a nearby parking lot.
Their son Hunter, 10, was beaten, hit with a hammer and bound before being thrown into a closet after the incident.
He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and had to undergo brain and ear surgery after bravely trying to fight his father’s killer
News anchor Jim Matthews, 57, was killed at his home in Michigan, and his 'on off' girlfriend Nichole Guertin was stabbed multiple times in the incident
The couples two children, Hunter, 10, (left) and Rosie, 5 (right), were hospitalized following the murder of their father
Hunter was discovered by offices stuffed into a closet after being hit with a hammer when he tried to pull his fathers attacker off him
Police discovered Williamson overdosing on heroin and suffering from self-inflicted wounds in the basement of the family home.
The 55-year-old was resuscitated by officials before being rushed to hospital and was then taken into police custody at Macomb County Jail.
Pammy Healy, the children’s aunt, told DailyMail.com: 'It's someone that Nicole knew. I know that he knew Nicole pretty well.
'It's really disturbing.' She said the family were in shock and were trying to get ready for when the children returned home.
Family members confirmed that Nichole is now