Man charged in death of Mich. trial witness, 81

A 44-year-old man is charged in the death of an 81-year-old woman who was scheduled to testify as a witness in his Upper Peninsula trial.
AP Wire
Nov 2, 2011

Authorities announced Tuesday that David Levack of Kingsford was charged with murder, home invasion and witness intimidation.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Department said Joyce Johnson of Stambaugh Township was scheduled to be in an Iron County court Sept. 27. When she didn’t appear, deputies found her dead at home.

Levack was held at the Dickinson County Jail.

Court documents  indicate Johnson was scheduled to testify in the trial for Levack, who was accused of stealing jewelry from her in 2008.

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