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A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a woman after a 2014 Halloween party in southeastern Michigan and stashing her body in the woods.

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A man in Michigan who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager nearly 50 years ago may soon be released.

Courtesy Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an attorney. But underfunded and disjointed public defense systems means that low income people accused of a crime don’t get adequate representation in court. A new set of standards from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission hopes to change that.


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Juveniles convicted of murder in Michigan would no longer face mandatory life sentences under bills in the state House.   

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State Representative Bob Genetski will serve no jail time for his drunken driving conviction handed down last month.

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Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth is offering a way for people convicted of non-violent crimes to avoid time behind bars by cleaning up dead animals.