7 men arrested for two-week Detroit killing spree (Video)

“Maybe if those evil hood rats can pay for their crimes maybe I can close that chapter and continue to grieve,” Virgie Kudla says. “The mommy side of me? I am beyond angry. But the logical side of me – I know that things take time,” she continues.

Rico Simmons

Fox 2 News Headlines

Seven men are arrested in connection with what police say is a two-week killing spree in Detroit. Police believe the spree started with the murder of two teenage boys from Westland.

The bodies of 18-year-old Jake Kudla and 17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish were found in a field on Detroit’s east side late July of 2012. They had been missing for about a week.

The boys’ families eventually learned they visited an uncle’s house, then went to a gas station looking to buy drugs. Investigators say they met with a group of guys who drove them to a house, robbed them, drove them to a field on Lyford Street and shot them to death.

“Yes, these are some god-awful people that need to be off the street,” Melissa Villneff tells Fox 2’s Taryn Asher. Police believe the suspects also killed her father, 62-year-old John Villneff.

Police say on that day the group broke in and robbed a house, pistol whipped a 16-year-old boy and shot and killed John Villneff, a veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient.

But the alleged killing spree continues.

Just hours later, in the early-morning hours of August 9, police believe some of the men are involved in a carjacking and used a woman to lure a 25-year-old man into an apartment building, robbing and killing him.


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