Convicted killer pleads to GR armed robbery

Paul White. (April 28, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A convicted killer who was caught on camera committing a violent robbery in Grand Rapids has entered a plea.

Monday, Paul White pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of bribing or intimidating a witness.

White was caught on surveillance video robbing a party store on the Grand Rapids’ southwest side on April 28. He got away with about $2,000 and cigarettes. White was tracked to a Bridge Street NW home, where he gave up after a brief standoff.

Authorities also charged him in connection to two other assaults and robberies the week before he was arrested.

White was released from prison in September 2013 after spending 15 years behind bars for killing a man in Detroit in 1996.

As a fourth-time habitual offender, White could spend an additional 25 years in prison per charge — but that will be decided at sentencing.

Monday, White’s bond was revoked and he was remanded to the Kent County jail pending his Sept. 11 sentencing.

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