Man sentenced for murder outside Kzoo Co. inn

Mug shot of Nasi Moshe Ben-Yaisrael (April, 2015/Courtesy: Kalamazoo County Jail)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who killed a Kalamazoo Central High School student in January will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Monday, Nasi Moshe Ben-Yaisrael was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder.

In September, a jury convicted him of murder and felony firearm in the Jan. 2 death of 18-year-old Deshontae Ellis.

Courtesy photo of Deshontae Ellis.
Courtesy photo of Deshontae Ellis.

Ellis was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn on West Michigan Avenue in Oshtemo Township. Ben-Yaisrael was arrested after he and other suspects returned to the scene about 12 hours after the shooting.

Ben-Yaisrael was also sentenced to two years in prison for felony firearm.