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Neighbor charged in Waterville Twp. man's murder

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Bond was set at $5 million for 32-year-old Ronald Rooker, accused of shooting and killing carryout owner James Safadi. It happened at Safadi's home in Waterville Township. His friends called him Jimmy.

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Brandon Stein says he's known the victim for 10 years. He was shocked to hear jimmy's neighbor is accused of the crime.

"It's a sick world out her now-a-days you can't even trust your own neighbors and this guy lived next to him," said Stein.

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He didn't want to show his face. This is video of his feet. He told us he was scared

"I have a daughter and a son and they're probably going to sleep with me for the rest of their lives. My wife is pretty shaken up as well," said Ronald Rooker.

Today in court he appeared surprised as the judge read the charge against him. Investigators say Rooker isn't the only guy involved in Safadi's murder.  They're looking for 2 more suspects.

"I hope all these guys get life in prison. I hope full justice is served I hope their family can rest I hope jimmy can rest too" @

Detectives say Rooker is self employed and flipped homes for a living. According to court documents he has a criminal history. He's faced a judge for domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon while under disability, and drugs

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