Michigan accountant sentenced in murder case

David Locey and Andy Brown

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan certified public accountant who was convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of a prominent 70-year-old colleague has been sentenced to prison.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports St. Joseph County Circuit Court Paul Stutesman sentenced 37-year-old Andy Brown on Friday to 37 1/2 to 75 years in prison for the murder charge. He also got two years for using a firearm during a felony.

Brown told the court that he’s “a loving person with a big heart” and is innocent.

David Locey was found shot to death Oct. 2 in his accounting office in Sherman Township, near Sturgis. Prosecutors said Locey had confronted Brown over embezzlement allegations. They had sought a conviction for first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence without parole.

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