By ZLATI MEYER
A registered sex offender was stabbed to death in his home early Sunday morning by an intruder, Michigan State Police said.
_____, 65, rushed to the back door of his home on Riviera Shores after his wife spotted someone breaking in around 4 a.m. and screamed for his help, according to investigators. _____ was stabbed as he was fighting with the intruder.
_____'s wife, who wasn't harmed, called 911; he was rushed to Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, where he died, police said. An autopsy by the Oakland County Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide.
"At this point, we do not believe this crime is a random act of violence," MSP Det. Sgt. Gary Muir said in a statement.
Police would not comment on whether McCarthy was targeted because of his sex offender status. The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry lists a 64-year-old _____ who lives on the same road as being convicted in September of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13.
The killer is described as a white man in his 20s, 5-foot-8 with a stocky build and brown hair, wearing a dark blue hooded sweater shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Michigan State Police at 313-237-2450.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)