GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the six men charged in connection to the September murder of a man in northeastern Kent County testified against his co-defendants Tuesday.
Zachary Bennett waived his preliminary hearing and testified against Kevin Berry, Christopher Duncan, Isaac Fezzey, Jaman Parish and Tyler Rohn.
During the testimony, Duncan, Fezzey, Parish and Rohn also decided to waive their hearings, sending their cases to trial. Berry did not waive his hearing, but was regardless bound over to stand trial.
In jailhouse interviews with 24 Hour News 8 on Oct. 12, Bennett, Berry and Rohn admitted to being involved in the break-in that led to Brent Luttrell’s Sept. 8 death in Spencer Township. Luttrell, 34, was shot and stabbed multiple times following the break-in, then dumped in the road not far from his home and left to die.
Bennett, Berry and Rohn denied killing Luttrell and said Parish was the murderer.
Duncan, who is accused of masterminding the break-in, denied involvement when he spoke with 24 Hour News 8 from the Kent County Correctional Facility.
The six suspects were arrested in early October. Berry, Fezzey, Parish and Rohn each face charges of felony murder, as well as armed robbery, home invasion, unlawful imprisonment and using a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bennett is charged with armed robbery, home invasion and conspiracy to commit home invasion. Duncan faces a charge of conspiracy to commit home invasion.
Bennett is working on a plea agreement with prosecutors.