Matthew David Hughes, the 27-year old man who allegedly broke into rapper Eminem’s house and threatened his life currently has a set trial date.
The trial, according to sources, is set for April 19th, 2021 at that point Hughes has the choice between a speedy bench trial or a trial conducted over Zoom. The presiding Judge, Edward Servitto stated during a videoconference, that due to the pandemic, jury trials wouldn’t be possible for a while into the future.
Hughes is also facing charges for assaulting a prison employee while also on trial for breaking into Eminem’s Clinton Township house in Michigan earlier in the year. According to a police testimony. The rapper woke up to see Hughes “standing behind him”. Eminem asked Hughes why he was in his home Hughes allegedly responded by saying he “was there to kill him”. Prior to being arrested at the property, Hughes was charged with home invasion in the first degree in addition to malicious destruction of property.
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