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Life In Prison For ‘Comic Book Killer’

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Michael George is seen on a video moniter as he consults with attorney Carl Marlinga. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Michael George is seen on a video moniter as he consults with attorney Carl Marlinga. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

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MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – Michael George, the so-called “comic book killer,” has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted twice for the 1990 killing of his wife in their Clinton Township comic book store.

George was charged with first and second-degree murder, firearm offenses, insurance fraud and false pretenses on claims he shot his wife in the head in the back room of the store, and later cashed in on her life insurance policies and married his mistress.

Before sentencing on Monday, George addressed the court, saying he plans to appeal the sentence.

The case made national headlines after a judge set aside a 2008 guilty verdict. George was convicted for the second time in October, following a month-long trial with 36 prosecution witnesses and eight defense witnesses.

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