Boyfriend Admits To Killing Latrice Maze, Witnesses Tell Police

Posted at 7:23 PM, May 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-08 19:23:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Court documents show that a Grand Rapids man accused of killing his girlfriend has admitted to people that he committed the crime – and then got rid of the body.

Jahleel Hoskins, 25, was charged Wednesday with open murder, hiding evidence, and perjury in the apparent death of Latrice Maze, 26.

According to court documents, witnesses have testified under investigative subpoena that Hoskins has told people about killing Latrice and getting rid of her body.

Maze went missing on March 19.

Court documents show that police were called to a domestic disturbance that same day at a home Maze and Hoskins shared on Burton Street in Grand Rapids. No arrests were made. Police say they offered Maze a ride to a shelter or other home as they left, but she declined, stating that she didn’t fear for her safety.

Hoskins was arrested on April 23.

GRPD tells FOX 17 that Maze’s body was most likely deposited in a dumpster near the Burton Street home, and that they’ve identified that dumpster. It’s one that has been emptied into an incinerator twice since Maze went missing – meaning the body has probably been destroyed.

Hoskins attended multiple family gatherings and prayer vigils after Maze went missing, despite family suspecting he had something to do with her disappearance.

“Seeing him there – acting like he cared – when he’s the one who hurt her, it pissed me off,” Precious Stewart says.

Stewart is in a difficult spot; she’s cousins with Maze on her maternal grandmother’s side – and cousins with Hoskins on her maternal grandfather’s side.

For Stewart, blood is thicker for Maze than Hoskins.

I don’t have no remorse for him,” she says. “None whatsoever. I hope they throw him in prison and throw away the key.”