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Posted on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Former political candidate charged in fatal beating returns to court next month

By Kyle Feldscher

The former political candidate charged with beating a man to death at a Scio Township auto dealership in 2006 will return to court in March.


Shane Roscoe

Shane Roscoe of Redford is facing one charge each of open murder, safe breaking, breaking and entering a building with intent to commit a crime and two charges each of assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer.

He will be back in court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. March 21 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown.

Roscoe and Jonathon Aiden are accused of beating and running over William Kenney during a robbery at the Jim Bradley Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership on Jackson Road.

Kenney was found on the ground outside near a car and a safe in an office had been tampered with, according to police. He died from his injuries 27 days later, police said.

According to Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor Dianna Collins, Aiden is in prison in Florida and fighting extradition to Michigan to be arraigned on murder charges.

Roscoe was the 2006 Democratic candidate for Putnam Township supervisor.

He was arrested days after the robbery in 2006 and jailed for two nights before being released by Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies. He gave a DNA sample and maintained his innocence before he was formally charged in September.

If convicted, Roscoe faces life in prison. He’s currently lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 6:15 p.m.

Thank God he is lodged at this time. If convicted, he deserves life in prison.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 2:36 a.m.

I hope no one ever lies on you. You say thank god well let God Judge not you I know that God will lead this trial and all will prevail Have Faith


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 2:29 a.m.

oops Shane did not committ this crime, All they have is his Ex Wife lies and they know her daughter Shanes Step daughter testified against her and he was going to get his daughters the next day but she went to Michigan from Kentucky and made an agreement with police to lie and close the case. There are Airport videos, spirit airline tickets 3 other witnesses who can prove the lies his step daughter who is an adult. dont Judge let the case go to trial you will see the truth will come out, But the Police failed to respond to a 911 call 4to5 hrs before the man was found and the Police didnt respond to that call why? they arnt on trial for murder where is their culpertability?

Jimmy McNulty

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 8:21 p.m.

I don't believe he is currently in jail.


Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 1:44 p.m.

What has been happening over the last five years in this case? This is very strange. As Jimmy...said, please show a timeline of this case. Otherwise, what has out justice system become?


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 2:16 a.m.

the police know that he did do it. time line 1st DNA no match 2nd No prints nothing linking him to the crime, but he has a record so thats who they went after.Not on bond ever was released. After fighting for custody of his daughters and winning this Ex- Wife conspired with police to keep her kids and changed her signed statement to make a case against him.Now she has kids who she was letting her new boyfriend abuse.

Jimmy McNulty

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.

Those are some heavy charges. In all seriousness, could someone refresh my memory as to A) why the long delay between the murder and the arrest, and B) what was Roscoe's bond? The open murder charge sounds most serious, and there must've been a low bond on this person for him to be free at the moment. Why wouldn't he be considered a flight risk?

Jimmy McNulty

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 8:20 p.m.

Thanks, I took a cue from "Dading don't delete me bro."

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 1:43 p.m.

I don't have any answers but I give you two thumbs up on your user name...;)