Jeffrey Willis faces a mandatory life sentence.
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICH. – Jeffrey Willis will be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Rebekah Bletsch on Monday, December 18.
During the sentence, the judge allowed Willis to return to the Muskegon County Jail and skip the hearing. The spectators at the court shouted "cowardly" while being escorted.
See complete sentence below:
Willis was convicted of Bletsch's murder on November 2 after a ten-day trial.
Bletsch was killed in 2014 while running, and Willis was charged with his murder in May 2016. He is also charged with the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa.
Here is a chronology of the Willis case:
Willis was held in the Muskegon County Jail since the conviction. Recently, a motion was filed asking Willis to stay in the county jail until he was tried for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa.
That test will begin on March 6, 2018.
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