A judge has ruled that two young men will stay in prison for the rest of their lives without parole for the murder of a man who was abducted at a metro Detroit sub shop.
Masalmani and Taylor were convicted of killing Matt Landry, whose body was found in 2009 in a burned-out Detroit house.
The judge heard testimony about troubled childhoods and the men’s potential for change. But prosecutor Bill Cataldo says Masalmani and Taylor deserve a no-parole sentence.
Two young men are returning to a Macomb County court for new sentences in the murder of a man who was abducted outside a fast-food shop in 2009.
Prosecutors say 21-year-old Matt Landry was held for four days before he was shot in the head. His body was later found inside a burned out vacant house in Detroit.
The Michigan appeals court ruled Ihab Masalmani is entitled to a new hearing.
Robert Taylor of Detroit has been sentenced to prison for the rest of his life for his role in the 2008 kidnapping and fatal shooting of Matt Landry.
Eighteen-year-old Robert Taylor faces life in prison without parole for 2009 murder of Matt Landry.
A Macomb County jury took less than a day to convict an 18-year old Detroit man in the kidnapping and death of Matthew Landry of Chesterfield Township.
Jury selection will begin Wednesday morning in Macomb County Circuit Court for the trial of a teenager accused of kidnapping and murdering a Chesterfield Township man more than a year ago.