Earlier this year Eminem came face-to-face with a home intruder and now it has emerged that the invader's intention was to kill the rapper. Matthew David Hughes has been behind bars since breaking into Eminem's home on April 5, and on Wednesday a preliminary hearing in the case was held.
Taking the stand, officer Adam Hackstock recounted details of the incident.
Hughes allegedly climbed through a window that he had broken with a paving stone to access the house. Eminem was asleep at the time and woke up to find a man standing behind him, Hackstock said, according to a video from the hearing obtained by Detroit Free Press. The rapper initially thought it was his nephew in the room, but when he asked what he was doing there, Hughes replied that he was there to "kill him," Hackstock said.
Eminem then reportedly escorted Hughes through several rooms, to an exit of the house. Hackstock said he arrived at the scene to find a bodyguard wrestling with Hughes on the ground. The intruder allegedly said he was a "friend" and claimed to live in the area.
Hughes was arrested and charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of a building. On Wednesday, a judge found probable cause to move forward with a trial and scheduled a Sept. 28 arraignment, according to Detroit Free Press.
Hughes’ attorney, Richard Glanda, was initially seeking a competency evaluation for his client, but the request was denied.
"In my opinion, I think there’s some sort of mental issues involved here," Glanda said.
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