Kalkaska Co. Man Accused of Killing, Torturing Father-In-Law Faces Trial

The trial for a man accused of killing his father-in-law is expected to begin Tuesday.

The prosecutor says Brian Degroot tortured Michael Brandt with a knife, ax and crossbow inside his Springfield Township home last January.

Pouring salt into his wounds before rolling his body up in a carpet.

His wife Jessica was also charged with open murder but took a plea deal, pleading guilty to manslaughter.

The judge says she could have stopped her father’s horrific killing but chose not to.

She was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

The trial for Brian Degroot begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Stay with 9&10 News for updates on the trial case.