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Keith Appling arraigned on murder charges in Detroit slaying

Former Michigan State University basketball standout Keith Appling was arraigned Thursday on murder and other charges in 36th District Court.

Appling, 29, a Detroit resident, is accused of shooting a 66-year-old relative to death last month at a home in the 13240 block of Whitcomb. Police say Appling shot Clyde Edmonds, the first cousin of Appling's mother.

Appling has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of felony firearm.

Appling's girlfriend, Natalie Brooks Bannister, 28, of Jackson, has also been charged in the case and is being arraigned Thursday as well.