Murder charge vs. landlord in tenant death tossed

A murder charge against a 79-year-old West Michigan landlord in the fatal shooting of his 37-year-old tenant has been dismissed.
AP Wire
Nov 15, 2013


Marion Conley of Allegan County's Otsego Township was released from custody on Wednesday after the decision, which was made due to a lack of evidence. A judge earlier met with lawyers in the case.

Authorities said Jody Snyder was found dead March 9 at a home in Valley Township. Following the death, investigators said Conley earlier threatened to kill Snyder because of the condition of the house and late payments on Snyder's land contract.

Defense lawyer Bob Champion had argued that one of the witnesses against Conley wasn't credible and evidence didn't place Conley at the home at the time of the killing.



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Holy Sarcasm Batman.
It has everything needed, Suspect is Marion Conley. Victim is Jody Snyder. Crime was March 9 in Valley Township in Allegan County. Possible Motive and previous threat. It even says why the case was dropped, lack of evidence placing suspect at the scene and Credibility of the Witness. What more do you want or are you just looking for something to B about? There were several past articles reporting this case.

Tri-cities realist

Maybe what the ballistics report showed, for starters. What caliber? Does Conley own any firearms? Was his house / vehicle / other properties searched? Etc.


Yeah, on an ongoing case. That's a great idea.


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