GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The woman engaged to marry John Dahlinger testified Thursday about finding him in their condominium.
Melani Yanchuk testified in the preliminary examination of the man accused of murdering Dahlinger, 36-year-old Danyell Thomas. She said she found Dahlinger lying in their bed in a pool of blood. She called 911, and began chest compressions.
"I noticed that he was extremely badly beaten - his whole upper face, his eyes, skull - blood was starting to coagulate."
Dahlinger, 56, was found beaten and shot inside his northeast Grand Rapids condo in mid-October. Police say it was part of a robbery.
Thomas' girlfriend 24-year-old Dijana Kilic faces a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Thomas' hearing was continued until January 15 at 8:45 a.m.