Three people convicted in murder of Grand Blanc woman
Fri, 03 May 2013 16:29:26 GMT —
Guilty verdicts were found for the three people prosecutors say carjacked a Grand Blanc woman in March of 2012.
James Horn, age 21 of Flint, Nancy Johnson, age 34 of Davison, and Matthew Riselay, age 20 of Flint, were all convicted of murdering Leslie Mills, age 55 of Grand Blanc.
A fourth person, Phillip Eason, age 22 of Mt. Morris, pleaded guilty in March to Accessory After the Fact related to his role of hiding the gun that was used to kill Mills. Eason testified against the other three defendants. Eason, according to the Genesee County Prosectors Office, is considered a habitual offender. So Eason is facing up to 10 years for this charge.
Additionally Eason pleaded No Contest to Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver. The prosecutor's office says he is also considered a habitual offender on that charge and faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced May 28.
The Genesee County Prosecutor says that Mills was getting gas on Corunna Road in Flint Township when Riselay shot Mills and then dropped the gun. Johnson then picked up the gun and shot Mills several more times.
Mills was then shoved out of her car and driven away.
The car was located by police at a nearby motel on Corunna Road. Police arrested the suspects shortly thereafter.
â??Obviously, I am very pleased with these verdicts,â?? said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. â??Justice has been served for Mrs. Mills, her family, and our community. This type of crime, involving the most serious offense possible against an unsuspecting, innocent victim going about her normal routine, is what is most frightening and most threatening to our community."