26 years later, 2 brothers face sentencing in woman's death - WNEM TV 5

26 years later, 2 brothers face sentencing in woman's death

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Two brothers convicted of murder in the slaying of a young woman 26 years ago in western Michigan's Newaygo County face sentencing.

The attorney general's office says a hearing is Tuesday.

A jury earlier convicted Matthew Jones of first-degree murder, while a separate jury convicted Paul Jones of second-degree murder. Matthew Jones will be sentenced to life in prison with no parole. Paul Jones could get a sentence with an chance for parole.

The body of 18-year-old Shannon Siders of Newaygo was discovered in Manistee National Forest in 1989, three months after she disappeared. Authorities said she was sexually assaulted and killed while partying with the Jones brothers and other teens, north of Grand Rapids.

Defense attorneys told jurors there was plenty of reasonable doubt, especially after so much time.

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