A case reminiscent of "The Silence of the Lambs" is due in a Macomb County courtroom today.
Matthew Gerard Lewinski, of Clinton Township, was arrested last summer after his dead girlfriend was found in the basement of the condo they shared. Lewinski is accused of strangling her to death, then keeping her body for seven months, during which time he mutilated her corpse.
The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office said Lewinski and Winters got into an argument in the living room of the Crosswinds Condos in Clinton Township. The prosecutor said Lewinski admitted to strangling her and then dragging her body into the basement of the condo.
While her remains were kept in the basement, the prosecutor said Lewinski removed large portions of skin from her back. The prosecutor did not explain why this action was taken.
Throughout the winter and spring of 2021, Lewinski lived with the remains in the basement, the prosecutor said. But on July 28, Lewinski's sister discovered Winters' body. She called 911 and Lewinski was arrested.
At a preliminary hearing this morning, the prosecution will present evidence establishing probable cause. Fox 2 plans to live-stream the hearing on its website.