Brothers found guilty in Shannon Siders cold case murder trial

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WHITE CLOUD, Mich. -- Matthew Jones and Paul Jones were both found guilty Friday of murder in the 1989 killing of Shannon Siders. 

Matthew Jones was found guilty of first-degree murder and Paul Jones was found guilty of second degree murder in the Newaygo County cold case.   The brothers were convicted by separate juries.

Siders, 18, was found months after her death in 1989 by a hunter in the Manistee National Forest, presumably raped, beaten, and killed.

Both brothers will be sentenced June 16.

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  • marge marie bekins

    THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POLICE AND DETECTIVES FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEYVE DONE FOR THE JUSTICE FOR MY CUZIN SHANNON SIDERS…THEY NEVER GAVE UP ON FINDING HER KILLERS…JUSTICE IS FINALLY HERE….WE WILL NEVER GET OUR BELOVED SHANNON MARIE SIDERS BACK….BUT THESE MONSTERS ARE FIANLLY FOUND QUILTY FOR THE MURDER OF OUR BELOVED SHANNON MARIE SIDERS…THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE WITNESS WHO CAME FORWARD AND FINALLY SPOKE OF WHAT THEY KNEW, THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY OF NEWAGO AND ALL THE CITZENS WHO NEVER GAVE UP ON OUR SHANNON….AND GIVEING THE FAMILY SUPPORT…SINCERLY MARGE MARIE BEKINS

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