Posted on September 27, 2022

Detroit Man Accused of Murdering Radio News Anchor and Injuring Others Was ‘Welcomed’ Into Home Before Attack

Paul Best, Fox News, September 26, 2022

A Michigan man accused of murdering a Detroit radio news anchor and injuring the man’s girlfriend and the couple’s two children was “welcomed in as a guest of the home” just hours before the attack, Chesterfield Township Police Chief Brian Bassett said on Monday.

Arthur Williamson, 55, is facing charges of first-degree homicide, homicide felony murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder, and three counts of unlawful imprisonment. {snip}

Arthur Williamson

Arthur Williamson

The victim, WWJ-AM overnight news anchor Jim Matthews, arrived home around 6:00 a.m. on Friday. Police responded to the scene around noon after Matthews’ girlfriend, 35-year-old Nicole Guertin, was seen fleeing the home with the couple’s 5-year-old daughter.

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Guertin was stabbed multiple times and was at a hospital in stable condition on Monday. {snip}

Police found the couple’s 10-year-old son tied up in a closet in the home with trauma to his head. {snip}


Williamson was released from prison in 2018 and has a lengthy rap sheet, with convictions on charges ranging from assaulting police to kidnapping, according to Fox 2 Detroit.