DETROIT (AP) - A 67-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. Mike Reda of Detroit was sentenced today for the October 2013 shooting deaths of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez. Reda told police during a videotaped interrogation that he was filled with rage and alcohol when he shot them with an assault rifle.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - Gift of Life Michigan is suing Saginaw County medical examiner Dr. Kanu Virani, saying he took too long to perform an autopsy which prevented the donation of organs from a slain 6-year-old boy. The lawsuit alleges Virani violated state law requiring a timely autopsy allowing Elijah Dillard's organs to remain viable for transplant. Virani says he had to examine the entire body because he didn't know "what organs were injured."
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder is hosting a summit about education in Michigan. Business and education leaders from across the state are discussing various topics at the annual Governor's Education Summit today in East Lansing. Snyder says Michigan has a "skills gap" that can be reduced by connecting students with professionals to better relate classroom learning to their careers.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit couple filed to run for the same Michigan Senate seat, but the husband is expected to withdraw to seek other offices. LaMar and Georgia Lemmons both filed paperwork to run for the 2nd District seat. LaMar Lemmons, president of the Detroit school board, says he plans to withdraw from the Senate race and support his wife.
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