UPDATE: Competency exam requested for suspect in Houghton County homicide

Isaiah Strieter, 18, arraigned on homicide charges.
Isaiah Strieter, 18, arraigned on homicide charges.(WLUC)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 1:26 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:49 PM EST
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HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A preliminary hearing was held for a murder suspect in Houghton County District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Isaiah Strieter, 18, is charged with open homicide for the shooting of his mother, Ashlee Harvey, 38. During the hearing, the defense requested a forensic examination for competency and responsibility. No new court date has been set at this time.

On Jan. 24, Michigan State Police were dispatched to investigate a reported shooting at a home in Franklin Township. Strieter was arraigned on Jan. 26 and the investigation remains ongoing.

Isaiah Strieter, 18, from the Houghton/Hancock area, was arraigned Wednesday in the 97th District Court on open murder charges in the death of Ashlee Harvey, 38, also from the Houghton/Hancock area.

The fatal shooting occurred on Monday, Jan. 24. The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time. Find the original story below.

Last published: Jan 25, 2022 1:26:20 PM

Michigan State Police (MSP) Calumet Post were dispatched to investigate a reported shooting at a home on Quincy Street in Franklin Township on Monday, Jan. 24 at approximately 2:20 p.m.

Troopers and members of the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene and found a 38-year-old female deceased. Members of the 8th District Special Investigations Section and the MSP Marquette Crime Lab later responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of an 18-year-old male, suspected of open homicide. He remains lodged in the Houghton County Jail pending arraignment.

This homicide remains under investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

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