UPDATE: Candlelight vigil tonight for Lansing homicide victim; bond set for suspect

UPDATE (11:20 a.m.) – A Detroit man has now been charged in Lansing’s 7th homicide of the year.

30-year-old Larkin Neely Jr of Detroit is being held in the Ingham County Jail on a cash bond of $25 million.

He is now charged with one count of open murder and one count of armed robbery in connection with the death of Kevin Wirth on Sunday.

With was found stabbed to death inside his home on Kalamazoo Street early Sunday morning.

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Homicide victim Kevin Wirth of Lansing
Photo courtesy: Christin Harris

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The suspect in Sunday’s homicide in Lansing is expected to be officially charged in court sometime this morning.

Police tell 6 News the man is 30 years old and from Detroit.

The arraignment should take place between 10 a.m. and noon today.

According to police Kevin Wirth, 27, was found dead inside his home on East Kalamazoo Street early Sunday morning.

We learned Tuesday that he’d been stabbed.

The investigation continues to find out what lead to the stabbing and if the suspect and victim knew each other.

Wirth’s friends and family have organized a candlelight vigil for tonight at 8 p.m. at the Nuthouse Sports Grill in downtown Lansing.

Friends say it was a place he often enjoyed and the last place he was seen alive.

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