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Category Archives: Homicide, Murder & Manslaughter Charges

Assisted Suicide Laws in Michigan – Mercy or Murder?

Assisted suicide, which is sometimes referred to as euthanasia, or “mercy-killing”, refers to suicide that is committed with the help of another person. According to the standard dictionary definition, the term “assisted suicide” is often used interchangeably with “physician-assisted suicide”, which refers to a doctor intentionally providing an individual with the knowledge or ability to […]

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The “Uber Killer” Is Headed For Trial

Jason Dalton, dubbed the “Uber Killer” by the media, will be facing trial for shooting eight people in February of this year. Six of the victims died, while two others were wounded in the shooting. He is charged with six felony counts of open murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and […]

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Indiana Woman To Face Murder Charges in Michigan

Kelly Cochran, a 33-year-old resident of Merrillville, Indiana, has been arrested for murder in connection with the disappearance of a Michigan man in 2014. She was extradited to Michigan this past week to face charges.   Police records show that Cochran was arrested in Wingo, Kentucky by U.S. Marshals and Kentucky State Police. The warrant […]

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Murder Trial Scheduled For “Baby Kate’s” Dad

Almost five years ago, 4 ½ month old Katherine Phillips went missing in Ludington, Michigan. Her parents had an argument and her father took off with her. Baby Kate was never seen again. Dubbed “Baby Kate” by the media, there was a flurry of coverage about the missing infant and the searches conducted in the […]

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Kalamazoo Shooting Suspect Arrested

Jason Brian Dalton, a 45-year-old resident of Kalamazoo, has recently been arrested for what police are saying was a shooting spree that took place in three separate locations around the county. Dalton, who is a former insurance claims adjuster and current Uber driver, is accused of shooting six people, four of whom are now dead.

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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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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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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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Eaton County Involuntary Manslaughter Plea

Felony Murder Reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter Robin Sanford, an Eaton County woman, has pled guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter following the death of her aged mother. Prosecutors offered Sanford a plea deal last week, where she agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in return for dismissal of the murder charge she was […]

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Michigan Murder Suspect Found in Colorado

Berrien County Michigan Murder 24-year-old Alex Perez, who hails from Los Angeles, is accused of murdering two people here in Michigan, and kidnapping his two daughters. He was recently found in Colorado after a nationwide Amber Alert went out, bearing the description of his truck, and he is now facing the possibility of extradition back […]

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