MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) – A 21-year-old man charged with the shooting death of a Muskegon Heights basketball player will spend even more time in prison.
The trial of Shundarius Lawson was supposed to start Tuesday. However, the Muskegon County prosecutor tells 24 Hour News 8 that Lawson instead pleaded no contest to second degree murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Marquis Gresham.
Gresham was shot and killed in April 2014 while walking to a post-season basketball tournament.
A second man, Ryheim Beasley, was also charged in connection to the shooting. According to county jail records, Beasley also had a court date scheduled for Tuesday.
Lawson, 21, is currently in prison for second degree home invasion. A judge in February sentenced Lawson to 18 months to 15 years behind bars for that crime.
Lawson is expected back in court for sentencing Nov. 2.