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