Man pleads no contest to perjury in Parrack death

Raymond McCann in court on July 9, 2014.

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A Constantine man has pleaded no contest to a perjury charge in connection to the death of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack more than seven years ago.

Raymond McCann entered the plea on Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. As part of a plea agreement, four additional counts of perjury will be dropped.

Jodi Parrack (File photo)
(A file photo of Jodi Parrack.)

Jodi Parrack’s body was discovered by her mother in the Constantine Township Cemetery in November 2007. She had been strangled. No one has ever been charged in the murder.

But Michigan State Police Det. 1st Lt. Chuck Christensen said McCann lied in while under an investigative subpoena as police continued to look into the death. McCann was questioned in September of 2012, then arrested in April 2014 and charged with five counts of perjury.

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as one during sentencing, which is scheduled for March 20. McCann, 47, is expected to serve a year in jail or 20 months in prison.

Christensen told 24 Hour News 8 the murder case is still open and detectives continue to investigate tips and other leads as they come in.

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