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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 : 12:46 p.m.

Hearing delayed for man accused in Ann Arbor-area beating death

By Cindy Heflin

A preliminary examination for a man accused in a beating death at an Ann Arbor-area auto dealership was delayed until Oct. 6, the Daily Press & Argus reported.

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Shane Noel Roscoe, 46, of Redford, is charged with murder in the beating death of William Sam Kenney, 55, of Lodi Township, who worked at Jim Bradley Pontiac-Buick-GMC on Jackson Road, where Roscoe was formerly employed.

Kenney was critically injured Aug. 18, 2006, after being beaten and run over during a robbery at the dealership. He died 27 days later.

Roscoe was arrested days after the robbery and jailed for two nights, then released by Washtenaw County sheriff's investigators, who obtained a sample of his DNA. He maintained his innocence.

In September, he was charged with murder in the case. Sheriff's deputies said the arrest came after new evidence, but they have not elaborated.

Roscoe ran unsuccessfully for Putnam Township supervisor in 2006.

He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Comments

Sallyxyz

Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 7:53 p.m.

"Roscoe was arrested days after the robbery and jailed for two nights, then released by Washtenaw County sheriff's investigators, who obtained a sample of his DNA. He maintained his innocence." He's charged with murder and not in jail awaiting the hearing????

Gordon

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 : 1:45 p.m.

AH, I don't hear a conviction. New evidence not released by the investigation could mean he is wrongfully charged or they have more evidence for a conviction. One would expect there is more to come. Whether one is for the Death penalty or not this certainlky means do care has to be taken before prosecuting. I don't like our system of locking people up since it doesn't seem to benefit us or them. The cost to the taxpayor is huge. I guess I favor a minium prisoner care just like the Sheriff of Arizona and not like (what I percieve) is too much humane treatment for those locked up. Death penalty is a matter of your belief system. If Christan then a group voting to cause Death is the same as one causing Death. If you do not believe in a Christan system then a Death penalty is a matter of matching the punishment with the crime along with what is it going to cost you.

RJA

Thu, Sep 22, 2011 : 1:27 a.m.

Life in prison doesn't seem like enough. I wish we had the death penalty in Michigan. (you kill somebody, you don't have the right to LIVE in my eyes)