Convictions reinstated in 2 Dearborn Family Dollar slayings - WNEM TV 5

Convictions reinstated in 2 Dearborn Family Dollar slayings

Posted: Updated:
Stock photo Stock photo
DEARBORN, MI (AP) -

The Michigan Supreme Court has reinstated the murder convictions of a man who was accused of killing two workers at a suburban Detroit store.

The court says physical and circumstantial evidence against Lavere Bryant was "undoubtedly overwhelming." The court says he got a fair trial, even if jurors were told about Bryant's unflattering history of sexual harassment and his sex offender status.

A 2016 decision by the Michigan appeals court was overturned Wednesday.

Bryant was convicted of murder in the 2013 deaths of two employees at a Family Dollar store in Dearborn. Bryant was a former employee. The victims of the slayings were Joseph Orlando and Brenna Machus, both 20 years old.

Bryant will continue serving life sentences.

Copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.