"When Mr. Mathers asked him why he was there, he was told by Mr. Hughes that he was there to kill him", Hackstock said in his testimony. The home invader wasn't carrying a weapon, added Hackstock. He is charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property. Eminem was not present in court but a detective recounted what the rapper told him about his run-in with Hughes. The break-in triggered the home's security alarm and Eminem is said to have confronted the man in his living room and didn't allow him to leave until police arrived. According to the testimony, Hughes said he was a "friend" of Eminem's and lived in the area.
Hughes, who has been in custody since the incident, is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
At the hearing, Judge Jacob Femminineo Jr found there is probable cause to move forward with a trial, and scheduled a September 28 arraignment in Macomb County Circuit Court.
Eminem performs at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in February 2020. Initially, reports indicated Em's security slept through an alarm, but it appears that the man essentially slipped through the cracks - the security team was guarding the front of the property, but the intruder sneaked through the back.
In April at about four in the morning, 26-year-old Matthew David Hughes made his way into Eminem's house, breaking a window in the kitchen with a stone.
Moment's later, Hughes allegedly broke into to the multi-million dollar home and ended up in the superstar's bedroom, standing over his bed and threatening to kill him.
Hughes' attorney, who was appointed by the court, reportedly sought a competency evaluation but was turned down by his client. "In my opinion, I think there's some sort of mental issues involved here", said Hughes' attorney, Richard Glanda.