Jeffrey Willis' first trial scheduled for September

Tribune Staff • Jun 19, 2017 at 7:45 PM

MUSKEGON — The trial of Jeffrey Willis for the shooting death of Rebekah Bletsch is scheduled to begin Sept. 12.

The trial in Muskegon County Circuit Court is expected to take eight days.

Bletsch was fatally shot while jogging along a road in Muskegon County’s Dalton Township in June 2014, authorities said.

Willis is also charged with the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa, a Norton Shores convenience store worker, and the attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Muskegon County’s Fruitland Township last year. Those crimes will be tried separately.

WZZM-TV contributed to this report.

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