1 sentenced in Dec. 2012 GR murder

Isiah Latham's Jan. 17, 2013 booking photo from the Kent County jail.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the men who opened fire in a Grand Rapids home in late 2012, killing one person, was sentenced Tuesday.

Isiah Latham was sentenced to between 18 and 75 years in prison for second-degree murder, between 15 and 50 years for armed robbery, and two years for a felony firearm conviction. The murder and robbery sentences will run concurrently, with the felony firearm sentence being served consecutively after that.

Latham was involved in the Dec. 29, 2012 death of 34-year-old Jason Cherry, who was shot and killed in the basement of the home he shared with his parents. Three other people were wounded in that shooting.

Police say Latham and four other men opened fire and then stole cash and marijuana.

Latham was charged with murder in February 2013. It took more than a year for his case to move through the court system in part because he testified against other people involved in the homicide.

Cherry’s was one of nine homicides in the City of Grand Rapids within about a month between mid-December 2012 and mid-January 2013. Of those, only one appears to remain unsolved — that of 47-year-old Robyn Griggs-Johnson.

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