Macomb County Prosecutor's Office Contact: Dawn Fraylick, Communications Director

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For Immediate Release

May 28, 2024

Press Release

Washington Twp. Man Guilty of Killing His Wife

Mount Clemens, MI - A 46-year-old Washington man has been found guilty by a Macomb County jury for shooting and killing his wife after a eight day jury trial by Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor Steve Fox.

Matthew Louis Mollicone and his wife drove to a residence in Ray Twp. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 to advise the male victim to stop having contact with the defendant’s wife. After arriving at the residence the defendant entered the garage, approached the male victim, and reached for a firearm in his waistband.  The male victim reached for his handgun and fired over the defendant’s head.  The two men exchanged gunfire and the male victim was shot in the leg.  After being shot, he tried to run away from Mollicone but the defendant continued to fire his weapon at the male victim. The defendant returned to his vehicle with his wife, gunfire between the two men continued resulting in the wife’s death.

Matthew Mollicone was found guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter (15 year felony), Assault with Intent to Murder (life felony), and three counts of Felony Firearm (two year mandatory felony). Mollicone is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 9:00am by Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Sabaugh.

"The jury's convictions holds the perpetrator accountable for his actions and brings closure to the loved ones left behind,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s office represents the people.  We are committed to achieving justice and following the laws of the State of Michigan. 

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