murder

City of Flint water tower
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A prosecutor says a Flint woman accused of participating in the killing of her mother 25 years ago was motivated by the potential of collecting on a life insurance policy.

Cars on freeway
WKAR file photo

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan, saying he was intoxicated and ignored a stop sign.

jail
WKAR File Photo

A 76-year-old northern Michigan doctor is serving a 5-month jail sentence following a plea agreement to resolve charges in his wife’s 2014 death.

East Lansing Police Dept.

A 19-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man who was beaten during what authorities call a road rage incident western Michigan.

A western Michigan man who is accused of killing two women and abducting a teen in three separate incidents is scheduled for a September trial in one of the cases.

Mug shot
Courtesy / Lansing State Journal

A Michigan man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of his 8-month-old daughter last year.

There were two important announcements today from Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon.

Her office charged a 22-year old man with the murder of a Lansing man over the weekend. 

Shawn Pickens of Detroit was charged in Saturday’s shooting death of Dominique Simmons at a barber shop on East Kalamazoo Street. 

Pickens faces other felony charges in the incident.

He’s being held in Wayne County, but will be arraigned in Lansing. 

Some of Michigan’s most notorious murders took place nearby. Current State’s Brooke Allen speaks to local author Tom Carr about his most recent book, "Blood on the Mitten."


Monica Blackwell photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

There have been some 65 unsolved murders in the city of Lansing since the mid-1960’s. Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on one Lansing woman’s struggle to find peace four years after her son’s murder.


David Carter photo
Courtesy photo / MSU School of Criminal Justice

Police in cities with substantial murder rates often find themselves backlogged as they work their investigations. New research from a Michigan State University criminologist points to seven American cities that are solving homicides more efficiently. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with Professor David Carter.


What's next for Kosgar Lado?

Feb 25, 2014
courtesy of the Michigan Department of Community Health

Last week, an Ingham County judge ordered Kosgar Lado, a 21-year old Lansing resident, to be held in the state psychiatric hospital in Kalamazoo for up to 15 months or until he can be deemed competent to stand trial for a felony charge of lying to police.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR

An Ingham County judge has issued a delayed sentence against a Lansing teen convicted of a 2010 murder.