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.
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.
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.
For years the investigation into the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa centered on a grainy photo of a silver van and a small drop of Jessica's blood.
The day started with 61 potential jurors in the pool and now that number has been dwindle down to the 12 jurors and two alternates.
GRAND RAPIDS — Eric Matthew Will of Muskegon has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced Tuesday.
A Grand Rapids Catholic school is trying to invalidate a nearly 50-year-old ban against using state aid for private education, arguing it is "anti-Catholic" and violates the U.S. Constitution.
Some patients asked for white-only nurses.