Category Archives: Crime

New trial granted for man convicted in 1996 Kalkaska killing

Jamie Pederson

Jamie Pederson


A Kalkaska man convicted of murder in 1998 has been granted a new trial, following a new DNA test that shows his DNA was not on the victim’s body.

Now, Jamie Peterson is waiting to see if prosecutors will re-try the case, or if they will drop it all together.
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Saginaw develops new alert system to keep landlords in the loop

Rental properties in Saginaw can often be a breeding ground for crime. But a new alert system is trying to change that, by notifying landlords when the police or fire department is called to their properties. Read more

MI Supreme Court: Juvenile lifers won’t be re-sentenced

Michigan Hall of Justice. Courtesy Wikipedia User Jeffness.

Michigan Hall of Justice. Courtesy Wikipedia User Jeffness.

The Michigan Supreme Court says felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole won’t get new sentences. That’s despite a US Supreme Court ruling that says it’s cruel and unusual punishment.
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