Jeffrey Willis guilty of murder: What’s next?

Jeffrey Willis cries in court as his Public Defender Fred Johnson, gives his closing statements on the eighth day of his murder trial on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (Joel Bissell/Pool)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Jeffrey Willis will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of murdering Rebekah Bletsch, but what happens to the other cases against him?

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School professor Curt Benson joined 24 Hour News 8 Friday morning to give his expert opinion on the remaining cases.

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Willis currently still faces charges in the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa in 2013 and attempted abduction of a teen last April. Online records show no further court dates have been set in either case.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18. The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

==If you missed the interview live on Daybreak, you can watch it above.== 

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