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For Immediate Release

November 16, 2023

Press Release

Sterling Heights Man Arraigned for Murder of his Girlfriend

Mount  Clemens, MI - Today, a 42 year old Sterling Heights man was arraigned for murder after he was found in his vehicle with his deceased girlfriend in Roseville.

It is alleged that on Monday, November 13, 2023, Martin Yost beat his girlfriend to death.  He was found passed out in the driver's seat of his vehicle with his deceased girlfriend in the passenger seat.

Yost is charged with Second Degree Murder (life felony).  He was arraigned in Roseville District Court where Judge Alyia Hakim remanded Yost to the Macomb County Jail with no bond and no contact with the victim's family. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Wednesday,  November 29, 2023 at 8:30 am and a preliminary exam is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 8:30 am.

"This is a stark and tragic illustration of the severity of domestic violence. Such crimes are deeply serious, and we are committed to ensuring that justice is served. If you find yourself facing domestic violence, I implore you to reach out for help without hesitation. Your safety is paramount, and help is available to guide you through this difficult time,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido.

If you are in a domestic violence situation, call 911 if it is an emergency, otherwise call the nearest police department.  Other resources are available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline at or 800-799-7233 and Turning Point at 586-463-6990.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office represents the people.  We are committed to achieving justice and following the laws of the State of Michigan. All that are accused of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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