DETROIT (AP) – A man convicted of murder for killing a man at a trucking business before allegedly fatally shooting another man in a different suburban Detroit community has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Forty-six-year-old Vernest Griffin of Sterling Heights was sentenced Monday. A Wayne County jury earlier found him guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the February 2018 fatal shooting in Taylor of 60-year-old Keith Kitchen. Griffin declined to address the court.READ MORE: FEMA To Give Detroit Additional 3 Months To Use Grant Money For Vaccination Efforts
Authorities said Griffin had lost his job at the company in November 2017.READ MORE: Police: 2 Stable After Detroit Shooting
Griffin also is awaiting trial in Oakland County on first-degree murder and gun charges in the slaying of 58-year-old Eriberto Perez at an aluminum stamping firm in Pontiac. Griffin was captured after a shootout with officers.MORE NEWS: Jalen Rose Brings COVID Vaccine Clinic To Detroit Academy
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