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Posted on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 : 8:24 a.m.

Trial delayed for man accused of raping, slashing woman

By Kyle Feldscher

The trial for the man accused of raping a woman in Ypsilanti Township woods and cutting her hand with a knife is delayed until late April, records show.

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Anthony Chandler

Courtesy of WCSO

Anthony Derrick Chandler, 41, is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail while waiting for trial on multiple felonies for a March 29, 2009 incident. According to police, Chandler attacked a woman in the 80 block of South Harris Road.

Investigators said Chandler attempted to slash the woman's throat with a knife, cutting her hand when she blocked the blade. It’s alleged Chandler raped her on a mattress in nearby woods.

He was eventually identified through a DNA sample last year.

Chandler was in Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien’s courtroom for a final pretrial hearing Monday. His trial, originally scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. March 25, will now go ahead at 8:30 a.m. April 29, according to court records.

He’s charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon. He faces a maximum of life in prison, if convicted.

Chandler’s bond is set at $150,000 cash.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

Amber Coleman

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 : 3:05 p.m.

Why would you even give someone who attempted murder a bond? Doesn't make any sense.

CB

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 : 3:29 p.m.

I agree there should be no bond. Hopefully the loser won't be able to come up with $150,000 cash.