Man who supplied gun in fatal spree pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty to providing a gun to another man who killed seven people in Grand Rapids in 2011.
AP Wire
Jul 4, 2013

 

It was illegal for Michael Allen to supply a gun to Roderic Dantzler because Dantzler was an ex-convict who wasn't supposed to have weapons.

Allen is a 35-year-old Grand Rapids resident and faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he returns to court on Nov. 18. He pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Dantzler killed seven people during a shooting spree, including his estranged wife and their 12-year-old daughter. He also killed himself.

Federal prosecutors said ex-convict Joseph Krul pleaded guilty in May to possessing the same gun before Dantzler got it.

Comments

Wingmaster

Obviously we need tighter restrictions on ex cons.

I suggest we keep them in prison in their cell without conveniences..after all it is prison right.

newsblogger

I hear prison is a magical place where you get free housing, food, clothing, medical, college, and bills come in other peoples name!

ohwell

Exactly......prisoners are treated better than 99.9% of free law abiding citizens. That is to include the guards working in the prisons and jails. Sad state of affairs in this country when it comes to "providing" for criminals.

I am not sure why this guy can get "up to 10 years". It should be an automatic life sentence without any chance of parole. While in prison all prisoners get to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week at hard labor. No A/C, TV or special meals, bread and water works fine for them. And the showers they get are a hose as they come back into the building from their hard labor.

 

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