Donnovan apologized to Aniya’s family and then found out he will spend the next 25 to 40 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend. There was no need for a trial. Donnovan pled guilty last month to a charge of second-degree murder and escape.
Kalamazoo County Judge Paul Bridenstine will issue the sentence today. “Words will not do justice,” Judge Paul Bridenstine says as Donnovan stands before him in the prison garb he will wear every day for the next two decades. “Justi
Charles Edward Johnson and Donnovan Lewis sat in the same classrooms in middle-school and high school. Now they shared a cell in the Kalamazoo County Jail. "If I ever was gonna do this, " Donnovan told Charles while both were in the jail's recreation yard, " I'd do it right here." "Do what?" "You know, do it," repeated Donnovan, "I'd do it right here where the fences have less barbed wire than in other places." Charles didn't think his buddy was serious. Nobody ever went over
Jason Dalton, the Kalamazoo, Michigan man who said the devil took over the Uber app on his iPhone and told him to kill six people and wound two more, is going to spend the rest of his life behind bars without any chance of parole. Dalton shocked his attorney, his family, and the rest of a Kalamazoo County courtroom Jan. 7 when he stopped jury selection for his murder trial and entered a plea of guilty to all charges. Dalton pled to six counts of murder, two counts of attempte
(Mug shots of (l) Gwen Graham and (r) Cathy Wood, 1987) Despite its well-crafted family-friendly, wholesome image, Grand Rapids and the western Michigan region have their share of psychotic maniac killers. Two of the deadliest were Catherine Wood and Gwen Graham. Together they murdered patients at a nursing home in Walker, Michigan -- a Grand Rapids suburb -- while terrorizing the near- downtown Grand Rapids neighborhood in which they shared an apartment. Catherine and Gwen w