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Suspect Reportedly Makes Full Confession to Stabbing Ferndale Man

Police in Hazel Park, where William Thomas Goad is being held, were questioning the suspect on other crimes.

Police in Hazel Park have tied William Thomas Goad, 37, who allegedly stabbed a Ferndale man in his apartment earlier this month, to other crimes. (Patch file photo)
Police in Hazel Park have tied William Thomas Goad, 37, who allegedly stabbed a Ferndale man in his apartment earlier this month, to other crimes. (Patch file photo)

A homeless man accused in a murder earlier this month that Ferndale police described as “heartless and violent” reportedly confessed to the crime when police in another jurisdiction were questioning him in unrelated cases.

William Thomas Goad, 37, who is charged in the Jan. 12 stabbing death of Douglas Morehead, 67, reportedly gave a full confession when Hazel Park police were questioning him about car theft and garage burglary cases there, The Daily Tribune reports.

Goad is being held in Hazel Park while Ferndale police facilities are being renovated.

“We had an interview with (Goad) on Jan. 17 on our cases here,” Hazel Park Police Chief Martin Barner told the newspaper. “After he made a full confession in our cases he indicated he wanted to talk about the Ferndale homicide and gave a full confession.”

Goad was arrested Jan. 15,  a day after Ferndale police discovered Morehead’s body in his apartment. He had been stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife, the report said. Goad also is charged with stealing Morehead’s car and personal belongings.

Goad’s next court appearance is Feb. 4.

>>> Read the full report on The Daily Tribune.

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