Isabella County Jury Finds Mary Bigford Guilty of Murder

An Isabella County jury found a woman guilty of first-degree murder.

Mary Bigford was accused of killing her granddaughter’s father, Lawrence Howard Jr. last April in the parking lot of a Mount Pleasant apartment complex.

This was the third murder trial for Bigford. The first two were declared mistrials.

In addition to the first-degree murder conviction, jurors also found Bigford guilty of a felony firearm violation and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.

Her sentencing is set for June. The mandatory sentence for first-degree murder is life without parole.