Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of killing his brother and sister-in-law in 2008 has won a new trial following allegations of misconduct against the judge who presided over his 2013 trial. A judge signed an order Tuesday vacating Jerome Kowalski’s convictions. A report by a retired judge appointed to oversee misconduct complaints against Livingston County Judge Theresa Brennan called her concealment of a relationship with a detective who was a key investigator in Kowalski’s case “gross misconduct.”
BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a student wounded a classmate with a pair of scissors at a suburban Detroit middle school. Police responded Tuesday afternoon following the stabbing in a classroom at Anderson Middle School in Berkley. The school’s Principal Michael Ross said in a message to parents that Berkley Public Safety officers responded within minutes. He says the wounded student was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover. Ross says that the other student was taken into custody.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Ann Arbor City Council has turned down a request to take action against protesters who are opposed to a special deer hunt. The Ann Arbor News says protesters have appeared at sites where sharpshooters have been hired to kill up to 150 deer this month. Council member Jane Lumm wants the city attorney to issue tickets or file lawsuits to discourage the protests. But her proposal was defeated Monday. Council member Jeff Hayner says protesters “feel unheard.”
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman during sex and then stuffing her body under a motel room bed has been bound over for trial. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Thornton was bound over Monday on charges of first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment. He’s accused of strangling 28-year-old Jessica Flood of Flint on June 20 in a room at the Great Western Inn in Mount Morris Township. Her body was found five days later after a motel guest complained about a foul odor.