Man accused of killing grandpa with hatchet to represent himself

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humphreys-mcphersonMUSKEGON, Mich. — The 26-year-old man accused of murdering his grandfather with a hatchet will represent himself at his murder trial, according to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office.

Trent Humphreys-McPherson fired his public defender, and Judge Timothy Hicks granted his motion to represent himself during a hearing Wednesday in Muskegon County Circuit Court, officials with the prosecutor’s office said.

Humphreys-McPherson is charged with open murder in the Jan. 9 death of his grandfather, 71-year-old Dennis McPherson.   Officials with the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office say he killed his grandpa after a dispute about money.

Humphreys-McPherson’s girlfriend, Kerri Sue Crawford, is also facing charges in this case.  She’s charged with being an accessory after the fact to a felony and lying to police.

No trial date has been announced.

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