A Ludington man faces up to life in prison after pleading no contest to charges in Ottawa County that he assaulted and imprisoned his girlfriend shortly before Christmas.
The trial for accused murderer Wendell Earl Popejoy has been delayed now that the Coopersville man has retained a new attorney.
Jeffrey Willis has been found guilty for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa.
Jeffrey Willis’ trial for the murder of Jessica Heeringa continued Tuesday in Muskegon County Circuit Court.
Crystal Kaye Pugh of Norton Shores was sentenced in federal court in Grand Rapids to two years probation for her role in the scheme.
MUSKEGON — Jurors have heard four days of testimony in the trial for Jessica Heeringa's murder. Jeffrey Willis is charged with her death.
The alleged victims were high school friends of the couple’s teenage daughter.
Two men have been charged with prostituting teenage girls in Kent and Muskegon counties, some of whom were plied with drugs and alcohol "to facilitate commercial sex acts.''
Court will not reconvene until Tuesday, May 15. The defense attorney said he expects deliberation to start by Wednesday, May 16.
"People do blame me for not seeing enough," said the woman who believes she saw Heeringa's kidnapping on April 26, 2013.
The 13-member board serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections and makes suggestions to improve many aspects of community corrections programs throughout the state.
MUSKEGON — The second day of witness testimony wrapped up Wednesday afternoon in Jeffrey Willis’ trial for the murder of Jessica Heeringa.
Our media partner, WZZM-TV, is broadcasting live the Jessica Heeringa murder trial.
The prosecutor contends that even without Jessica Heeringa's body, he will prove that she died at the hands of Willis. The defense argues that Heeringa's disappearance is vague and evidence is sparse.
MUSKEGON COUNTY — A jury has been selected and now it's on to opening statements Tuesday morning, May 8, at the trial of Jeffrey Willis for the murder of Jessica Heeringa.