Murder suspect’s Kent Co. charges dropped

Marquay McCoy. (March 20, 2014)
Marquay McCoy. (March 20, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man accused of murdering a Michigan State University student at his off-campus apartment earlier this year no longer faces lesser charges in Kent County.

Marqua McCoy’s Kent County trial was scheduled to begin Monday. Instead, charges of tampering with a surveillance device and being a habitual offender were dismissed because the Kent County prosecutor decided not pursue the case.

McCoy, 19, is still in jail and expected to stand trial in Ingham County. It’s there that he faces murder and armed robbery charges in the Jan. 31 shooting at an East Lansing apartment that killed Dominique Nolff, 20, of Middleville and injured his roommate, also 20, of Grand Haven.

McCoy was arrested Feb. 18 in Grand Rapids after a brief standoff with police.

The Kent County charges stemmed from his alleged absconding from parole in mid-January.

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