KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — One of two sisters whose brother was killed by police in May has been convicted of two felony counts linked to a standoff at the siblings’ Portage home.
Following a bench trial, Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Paul Bridenstine on Wednesday found Michelle Pelletier guilty of two counts of resisting and obstructing police. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 9.
Her sister Amy Pelletier faces the same charges, but her case has been delayed as she undergoes a competency exam.
The charges stem from an eviction case involving the sisters and their brother Sean Pelletier, all of whom were apparently refusing to pay rent to their mother to live in a home she owned in Portage.
The sisters were arrested at the house in question following a standoff in late May, less than three weeks after the death of Sean Pelletier.
He was shot and killed by officers on May 14 after deputies tried to arrest him during a traffic stop and a fourth sibling, Aaron Pelletier, instead led them on a high-speed chase that ended at a Portage apartment complex.
Aaron Pelletier was also shot in that incident, but survived.