Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man serving a life sentence for murder has been found guilty of murder in the death a man during a July 2017 crime spree. A St. Joseph County jury found Zachary Patten guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Shane Richardson in the victim’s home in Florence Township. Richardson was the husband of Patten’s ex-wife. Earlier on the same day, Patten shot Graciela Portillo-Esparza at a mobile home park in Kalamazoo County. He was convicted of that murder last year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings that validated a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked to forget for decades. Their reactions follow the university’s release of a report Friday that found Dr. Richard Strauss groped, ogled or otherwise sexually mistreated at least 177 male students. One victim said the report left him angrier than before.
DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a man who spent 45 years in prison for murder before he was exonerated. The attorney general’s office said Friday it has settled a lawsuit filed by 73-year-old Richard Phillips. He made a claim under a Michigan law that compensates the wrongly convicted. Phillips was released from custody in 2017. He was exonerated months later in 2018, becoming the longest-serving U.S. inmate to be cleared.
DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1984 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. The archdiocese said in a news release Friday that the complaint against the Rev. Jan Tyminski was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered and deemed to be credible.