IMAGE: Joshua Rosebush

A Mid-Michigan judge denied the motion to throw out the confession of the man accused of shooting a Saginaw Township police officer.

Joshua Rosebush is accused of shooting Saginaw Township Police Officer Jeff Koenig during a routine traffic stop on Jan. 22.

A taped confession between Rosebush and a Michigan State Police detective was played in court in March.

"I shot him point blank in the face," Rosebush is heard saying on the tape.

Rosebush's attorney asked Judge Andre Borrello to exclude the confession.

On Aug. 6, Borello denied the defendant's request.

Rosebush is facing 28 charges in connection with the incident including assault with intent to murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Copyright 2019 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

CLICK HERE to download the TV5 app.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.