The case of the intrusion into Eminem’s home has taken another turn as it has been revealed during court proceedings that the intruder told the rapper after he was caught that he was there to kill him.
According to officer Adam Hackstock, the 47-year-old rapper whose real name is Marshall Mathers woke up one day in April this year to find a man standing behind him at his home in Clinton Township.
As reported in Detroit Free Press, the rapper first thought that the intruder was his nephew. However, the police went on to identify that he was Matthew David Hughes.
It was discovered during the preliminary investigation of the case that “when Mr. Mathers asked the intruder why he was there, he was told by Mr. Hughes that he was there to kill him."
Richard Glanda, the attorney of the accused, said that her client denied saying that.
"I'm not sure where Hackstock's statement came from," Glanda said, adding that "there was no physical contact between the two in the house."
Hackstock also revealed that he arrived at the property and found a security guard tackling the ‘intruder’ to the ground. Hughes was said uttering the word “friend,” saying that he lived around the house.
Eminem was not present at the court proceedings, but his attorney participated in the proceedings through video conference.
The testimony by the officer stated that Eminem led the intruder to the exit. He added that a brick was present near a window that was shattered.
The surveillance footage in the case also showed that Hughes was present at the property for “quite some time” before he made his entrance through the window.
The court appointed Glanda to defend Hughes, who later asked for a competency evaluation of his client. Hughes, however, refused to agree to any sort of evaluation.
"In my opinion, I think there’s some sort of mental issues involved here," Glanda said.
Hughes, who is believed to be homeless, was charged with first-degree home invasion along with malicious destruction of property. He has been in police custody since the incident took place.
The judge said that Eminem’s fame has not affected the case. Hughes is to be presented in court on Sept. 28 and has been held on $50,000 bail amount.