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(CAPTION INFORMATION)Photo of defense attorney Michael Rataj(for Marasco)at Grosse Pointe Municipal Court in Grosse Pointe on Thursday February 9, 2006. Today was the day set for a preliminary exam for Joseph Michael Marasco and Derrick Anthony Thompson on charges they killed Barbara Ann Iske, a bookkeeper in the Grosse Pointe driveway of Marasco’s mother. It was continued until Friday March 3 because of an outburst of defense attorney(for Joseph Michael Marasco) Michael Rataj(he was removed from the case and put in jail for 48 hours). Authorities say Marasco hired Andre Lamar Williams and Derrick Anthony Thompson to kill Barbara Ann Iske, his mother’s bookkeeper. (David Coates/The Detroit News).

Kevin J. Hardy
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