The Fraser man convicted of murdering a 69-year-old Macomb Township woman is among five of the worst parole and probation offenders in Michigan, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Using information from the Michigan Department of Corrections and court records, the Free Press named five men, including Joseph Reiner, as the state's worst offenders.
A jury found 29-year-old Reiner guilty of first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and home invasion on Sept. 14. These charges stem from the stabbing and subsequent death of Joann Eisenhardt on .
Records show Reiner began breaking into homes in 2003 and by 2006, had been sent to prison on four convictions of home invasion and assault. During his time behind bars, he was disciplined multiple times for refusing to follow orders, according to the Free Press.
He was paroled in February 2010 and later admitted he began using heroin the next month. While on parole he was put on minimum supervision, and though he told his parole officer on July 7, 2010 that he had been using heroin, he was never taken into custody.
Despite being placed in treatment centers and finally on a tether, Reiner "continued to ignore required classes," the Free Press reports.
Records show Reiner last reported to his parole officer on Jan. 18, 2011. A week later his mother, with whom he had been living, told police she had not heard from her son in days.
On Feb. 23, 2011, Reiner kicked in the door of Joann Eisenhardt's Fairchild road home, stabbed her in the neck with two steak knives and fled with $2 worth of stolen jewelry.
During his trial, he was linked to at least one other home invasion. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.