Guilty Verdict in April Millsap Killing

34-year-old James VanCallis Jr. was found guilty of murder on Monday morning, by a jury of twelve people in the Macomb County Circuit Court. The person they believe he is guilty of murdering? 14-year-old April Millsap, who was found dead in a wooded area where she had been walking her dog, Penny.

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Michigan Art Dealer Arrested for Wire Fraud

Federal Wire Fraud Charges for Selling Fake Masterpieces Eric Ian Spoutz, the 32-year-old art dealer from the Detroit area, was arrested recently for allegedly selling fake “masterpieces” to art collectors, and claiming that they are the real thing.

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Updates on the Melissa Mitin Case

Melissa Mitin, the 26-year-old Okemos woman accused of the death of one baby and the suspected death of another, was recently in court again. Appearing in the Ingham County Circuit Court, Mitin was present because the prosecution introduced what they believe is new evidence pointing to the death of Mitin’s second baby.

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Alpena County Animal Cruelty Charges

Guilty Plea Entered to Animal Cruelty  Debra Lewandowski, a 53-year-old resident of Alpena County, has recently pled guilty to several criminal charges, after she was accused of keeping a significant number of animals in “horrifying” conditions on her farm in northeastern Michigan.

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Charges Dropped in Morphine Theft Case

Nurse was Accused of Morphine Theft Karen Spearman, a 53-year-old agency nurse who was accused of stealing morphine from the county-owned Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility, has had almost all the charges against her dropped. The one remaining charge is a misdemeanor that deals with driving on a suspended license.

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Wayne County Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter Charge for Wife’s Death Robert G. Shelton, a 67-year-old resident of Carleton, was arrested by Michigan State Police recently for allegedly neglecting his wife to the point that it cost her life. She passed away in June of 2015 and, according to the Prosecutor, although Shelton didn’t do anything to harm her – it’s […]

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Detroit Cadaver Dealer Indicted

Cadaver Dealer Accused of Selling Diseased Body Parts It may fascinate people to realize that there is such a thing as legal cadaver dealing here in the U.S. Medical and dental students, medical researchers, scientists, forensic anthropologists and a wide array of other professionals, all make use of human bodies to further knowledge and studies […]

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4th Teen Sentenced in Dustyn Frolka Death

Many months after Samantha Grigg, Tyrel Bredernitz, and Brendan Heim were sent to prison for the death of MSU student Dustyn Frolka, the 4th teen to face charges has been sentenced. Christopher John Foley, who was 16 at the time of Dustyn’s death but is now 18, has been sentenced to prison for 3 to […]

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Supreme Court Offers Juvenile Lifers a Second Chance

United States Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling Laws change. Opinions that were once held to be immutable, become fluid with time. And while this is often viewed as a good thing for people in the corrections system, it must be very hard for lifers. Especially those who were put away as juveniles decades ago. They […]

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Murder Inside the Saginaw Correctional Facility

Saginaw Prison Inmate Allegedly Strangled Cell Mate The Michigan State Police are currently investigating a murder that took place inside the Saginaw Correctional Facility in Freeland. Jason Nathaniel Turnbull, a 23-year-old former resident of Brighton, was strangled to death inside his cell after an argument with his cell mate.

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