A Muskegon County judge has denied a request by suspected serial killer Jeff Willis to dismiss one of the murder cases against him.
The trials for suspected serial killer Jeffrey Willis haven’t even started, but the costs to taxpayers already are starting to add up.
Jeffrey Willis’ defense team is asking a Muskegon County judge to dismiss the Rebekah Bletsch murder case.
Jeffrey Willis has been ordered to stand trial for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa, who vanished more than three years ago.
During the third day of testimony in Jeffrey Willis’ preliminary hearing, the prosecutor focused on proving that Jessica Heeringa is dead.
A prosecutor says he has evidence that Jeffrey Willis was a copycat killer following the lead of a pair of murderers from decades ago.
The father of Rebekah Bletsch is concerned about how Willis’ defense attorney is talking about Jessica Heeringa.
A judge heard from 13 witnesses Tuesday as he prepared to decide if there is enough evidence to send Jeffrey Willis to trial for murder.
Jeffrey Willis appeared in a courtroom alongside his lawyer, who argued the two crimes cannot be connected.
The trial for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch has been delayed after the suspect, Jeffrey Willis, claimed his rights were violated.
In a bold move by the defense of the man accused of two murders in Muskegon County, Jeffery Willis took the stand Friday.
“The right to an open public trial is a shared right of the accused and the public,” Judge Raymondy Kostrzewa stated.
A move to close the courtroom during Willis’ preliminary hearing is in Judge Raymond Kostrzewa’s hands.
An Ottawa County judge denied a motion to disqualify a Muskegon County judge from presiding over the Jessica Heeringa murder case.
Jeffrey Willis’ defense attorney has filed a motion to disqualify Judge Raymond Kostrzewa from hearing the murder case of Jessica Heeringa.