2 apologize for carjacking at sentencing

Left to right; Daniel Leussenkamp, Kevin Seely and Kimberly Wonsey.

STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people charged in a stabbing, carjacking and assault spanning statewide were sentenced on Thursday.

Kimberly Wonsey and Daniel Leussenkamp pleaded guilty to carjacking a woman in Greenville in July. After the carjacking they drove to the Detroit area where they assaulted a woman.

Police say prior to the carjacking, Wonsey and Leussenkamp also robbed and stabbed a man at a Wyoming motel.

Wonsey was sentenced Thursday to serve 5 to 30 years in prison for her role in the crime spree.

“I am truly sorry for the people I’ve hurt, my family that I’ve hurt. I know it’s not a lot but it’s all I can give. If I could take it back, I would, but I can’t,” said Wonsey.

Leussenkamp received a 15 to 30 year sentence. In court the judge discussed Leussenkamp’s drug and mental health issues, but said there is no excuse for what he has done

Leussenkamp also apologized at his sentencing Thursday.

“I want to apologize to Mrs. Clemens and my family for what I’ve done,” said Leussenkamp.

Jo Anne Clemens, the victim in the carjacking, had someone read a statement for her in court. She expressed the fear she lives with each day after the carjacking and how she misses her husband, who died in a motorcycle crash three weeks after she was carjacked.

The statement read in part: “I wish I could say this irrational fear was only when young people like the carjackers were around, but it’s not. Women cause me to panic, people with children feel like a threat.”

The third suspect in the crime spree, Kevin Seely, pleaded guilty on September 11 to the carjacking. He is expected to be sentenced to between 10 to 30 years in prison. A sentencing date for Seely has not yet been set.

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