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Posted on Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 12:30 p.m.

Man charged with murder in beating at Scio Township auto dealership

By Lee Higgins

A second man has been charged with murder in the 2006 beating of a security guard at a Scio Township auto dealership that investigators said caused the guard's death.

Jonathon Lee Aiden, 31, who is serving prison time in Florida for burglary, was charged Thursday with murder in the death of 55-year-old William Samuel Kenney of Lodi Township, Washtenaw County court records show.



Shane Noel Roscoe, 46, of Redford, who was the 2006 Democratic candidate for Putnam Township supervisor, already is awaiting trial on a murder charge in the case. Aiden has not yet been arraigned in court. Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department spokesman Derrick Jackson did not respond to a request Friday seeking comment.

Kenney was critically injured Aug. 18, 2006, after being beaten and run over during a robbery at Jim Bradley Pontiac-Buick-GMC on Jackson Road, where Aiden and Roscoe formerly worked in the tech area. Deputies found Kenney on the ground outside near a car and that a safe in an office had been tampered with, court records show. Kenney died 27 days later.

Washtenaw County Medical Examiner Bader Cassin testified at Roscoe's Oct. 6 preliminary hearing that Kenney died after blood clots that had formed in his right leg migrated into his lungs, obstructing blood flow from the heart to the lungs. Cassin testified that Kenney was at risk for the clotting because of injuries he sustained in the beating and his limited mobility as a result of it. He testified that Kenney took a heavy blow to the skull and could have been struck with a broad-based object such as a rock or brick.

In addition to murder, Aiden is charged with safe-breaking and breaking and entering a building with intent. He is at Holmes Correctional Institution in Bonifay, Florida, after being sentenced in May to nearly three years in prison for burglary. It's unclear when he will appear in court. Roscoe is scheduled to return to court March 12.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Fri, Feb 24, 2012 : 5:11 a.m.

I read your rules and nothing I said was in violation of those rules, why did you block my replies? the only reason I can see is that I posted facts that dont go along with what the police want posted! If you print things that are not true then your violating the Freedom of Information Laws. I sent A e-mail to the ACLU so they monitor this blog. Again why arnt you investagating the pol;ice for failing (Mr.Kenney) to respond to the 911 call 4to 5 hrs before they responded to the 2nd 911 call. Mr.Kenney might be alive. However neither the Police nor You have informed the public nor his family of them ignoring that call. There is a lot they are hiding check the facts.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 3:35 p.m.

they both deserve punishment,if convicted,to the FULLEST extent of the law.


Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 12:18 a.m.

Susie Q - It took five years because when Shane was picked up when the crime first happened, he was released because of DNA. New evidence was brought forward 5 years later and they arrested him again. I am assuming that the new murder charge on this guy here came from the evidence that has been recently brought forward.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 3:22 a.m.

shane was released because he didnt committ the crime, his ex wife who lost custody of their daughters for letting her new man abuse the girls and was facing abuse charges that her oldest daughter was set to testify against her on shanes behalf who is her daughter shanes stepdaughter. Kim went to Michigan after living in Kentucky for 4 years and made a deal No charges against her She kept girls and the day before Shane was to go get his daughters he was arrested for these charges. Mind you Kim divorced him a year earlier and he moved back to Michigan she stayed in Kentucky.Now she signed a statement 5yrs ago saying he was home. Now she also indicated his nephew Jonathon Aiden who has proof he wasnt there 2 people and video from the air port showing he was there awaiting his flight to Ft.Myers Fl pre-paid a week in advance. the police know they keep saying they think he knows something, we know you couldnt do this. they need to be truthful when filing cases, not leave out facts Im sure no Judge would sign a warrent on a lie when there is proof AirPort Video showing that Jonathon cant be in two 2 places at the same time.


Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 5:45 p.m.

I had purchased two cars in the past from Jim Bradley dealership on Jackson Road. I used to frequently use Jackson Road and had visited the dealership on numerous occasions for repairs and maintenance of my car. This is the first time I am hearing about this beating death. I remember reading stories about burglaries at the Ford dealership. It is very unfortunate to know the identity of these culprits who had worked at the dealership providing service to customers. Most certainly I will pray for justice in this beating death and they must be fully punished for the murder of an innocent security guard.


Fri, Feb 24, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

please Know that you should not Judge anyone just because they were arrested. I dont see you Judging the police for Ignoring a 911 call 4to5 hrs before the 2nd call. The ignored a call didnt respond and a victim layed on the ground injured with no help from the police. however you have expressed your feeling of guilt and your reply is still posted. AMAZING.


Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 4:44 p.m.

I'm just glad he is locked up!!


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 3:31 a.m.

why are you glad? are you that angry where you dont think a person is entitled to a fair trial? I hope you never have a legal and one of the people who are to Judge you feels the way you do. judge only if you can be judged and I dont know anyone who can be Judged, God have mercy on this soul, hiding behind this blog see no face. I truly wonder what you do in life and what you are hiding from to judge others. May the lord bless you.

Susie Q

Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 1:33 p.m.

Perhaps someone can clarify why it has taken so long for these folks to be arraigned and start moving through the legal process. 2006 was 5 years ago! The poor victim's family have yet to see any justice.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 4:19 a.m.

this family does deserve the facts and the truth and not let the police bury the facts of their actions swept under the rug. however i have seen to many people sent to prison for crimes they didnt commit, because they were the easy out. from day 1 they never looked at anyone else it was Shane even when DNA didnt match and then of course Jonathon was next again no DNA match and they also know that the victim did not name either one of them and he knew both. Get a suspect in a hurry and keep the facts hidden,2 they didnt do their job at the onset(No Responce to911) No excuse.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 3:49 a.m.

because there is no evidence to show Shane or Jonathon had anything to do with this. They worked there and have a criminal record. No DNA match to the blood found at the seen No Finger Prints No witness, nothing except a record. Now Kim Shanes Ex-Wife has made a new statement after losing custody of their daughters to Shane after her new Boyfriend abused them. Look at it shes got the kids no abuse chargeswhat a win for Kim. It seems that if Shane was that kind of man why did he take her to court and win his daughters, Why Not Harm the Abuser of his daughters? Because they are not the kind of people who physically harm people. No record of that maybe stealing but to harm a person not the MO. lets get real. why dont the police ask Kims adult Daughter if you want the truth. And to indicate a man who was not there Opps Kim u didnt know that Jonathon was at Air port with pre-paid a wk before tickets. Video will show this and the police know. let the news papers who are reporting this check that Video then report the truth.

zip the cat

Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 7:46 p.m.

Well I am glad he is locked up for a unrelated crime,because if he were to go before any local judges in this county they would release him on a "promise to appear bail"


Fri, Feb 24, 2012 : 5:47 a.m.

no Aiden wasnt in the state of Michigan when Roscoe was arrested, He lives in Florida. His parents have lived in Florida for 26yrs. Again get facts! not hear say, thats what puts people in prison when they havnt done anything. Look at the spin on him and he hasnt been in front of a Judge for any charges.


Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 4:08 a.m.

you know all these bad comments are sad but I only seen I comment about this man MR.Kinney. Its hard to say that I am sad for this family with out sounding fake, given my support for Shane And Jonathons rights to a fair trial but, I am truly sorry for there loss. I to have lost a family member (Son) to a person who hid and run and killed a 12yr old boy,and never was found or charged it was ruled an accident the 12yr olds fault not the person who hit and run. but I still am willing to forgive and move on nothing I can do can bring him back. God took him that day from me and i have to live. So be a Godly person and allow God to Judge make no mistake god will Judge all but knowing the facts in this case, the police should be charged with the crime of negilgence in this case. failing to respond to a 911 call for that dealership 4to 5 hrs before the man was found. they sure hurried up and left that info out. whos to say that Mr. Kinney would not be here had they not ignored that call. news reporters dutys are to report the fact then its time they do a little investigating before reporting only what the police and state attorney tells them check it out with due diligence then report.


Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 9:54 p.m.

No, they wouldn't. He was found in Florida. Not only is he a flight risk, he's already flown. His co-defendant Roscoe is being held without bond, and he was still in the area when he was arrested. Chance that a Washtenaw County judge would release this defendant on an unsecured bond? 0%