2 more sentenced in Dec. 2012 murder

Left to right: Tory Overstreet and Jeffrey Slaughter-Butler.
Left to right: Tory Overstreet and Jeffrey Slaughter-Butler.

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

Tory Overstreet and Jeffrey Slaughter-Butler were both sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

They are among the five people accused in the Dec. 29, 2012 shooting that killed Jason Cherry and injured three other people.

Jason Cherry. (Undated courtesy photo)
(Undated courtesy photo of Jason Cherry.)

It happened in the basement of the Grand Rapids home Cherry shared with his parents.

Another of the men involved in the murder, Isiah Latham, was sentenced to prison last month for his part in the crime. He testified against the others 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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