Who killed egypt Covington dateline tonight, belleville mi michigan muder

Dateline on NBC will run a program about the death of Ann Arbor singer and bartender Egypt Covington.

Dateline, NBC's investigative crime show, will run a new installment Friday on Egypt Covington's 2017 slaying during a botched heist.

The episode of the long-running NBC show will broadcast on Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. and will contain interviews with members of Covington's family and a private investigator hired by the family.

Covington, 27, was discovered dead from a gunshot wound to the head in her residence in the 45000 block of Hull Road in Van Buren Township on June 23, 2017.

She was well-known in Ann Arbor for her singing and her prior employment at the city's Fraser's Pub.

Who killed egypt Covington dateline tonight, belleville mi michigan muder
Egypt Covington, a bartender at Fraser's Pub on Packard Road in Ann Arbor, Mich., sits for a portrait following an interview on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Arbor Brewing Company created a seasonal beer in her honor, "A Girl Named Egypt," with a percentage of proceeds to a nonprofit dedicated to music scholarship, animal welfare, and domestic violence victims.

After an extensive investigation, it was discovered that Covington was murdered by three guys who targeted the incorrect house while attempting to rob a neighbor suspected of cultivating marijuana.

Covington's hands were bound with Christmas lights when she was discovered and she was shot in the head at close range. Police stated that they discovered a bullet hole in a couch cushion that was thought to have been used to conceal the sound of the gunfire.

Timothy Eugene Moore, Shandon Ray Groom, and Shane Lamar Evans, the three men charged with Covington's murder, have all been charged with murder and are currently awaiting trial in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Early on in the investigation, investigators stated that they did not believe the shooting was random and that Covington most likely knew her killer.

Witness testimony streamed live during a two-day preliminary examination in March suggested she was unlikely to know any of the three suspects directly, with the exception of Evans, who worked for a lawn care firm that performed frequent services at her duplex.

Prosecutors produced an audio tape of Evans' police questioning, during which he stated that his friend, Groom, was in need of marijuana but lacked funds.

According to the tape, Evans informed officers that he was aware Covington's duplex neighbor was a medical marijuana caregiver, had marijuana in the house, and was going to be out of town for the Electric Forest music festival.

He sent the other two men to the Hull Road residence. Later that evening, according to the tape, he received a text from them stating "oops, wrong house."

All three guys are being held without bond at the Wayne County Jail.

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