Murder victim’s son testifies at trial

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The murder trial of a man who is already a convicted killer continued Tuesday morning.

Shawn Jarrett is charged with killing Yolanda Reyes in Walker in April of 2014.

Tuesday, the jury heard testimony from Reyes' 16-year-old son, who recalled the night his mother went missing.

Reyes disappeared April 24th, 2014.  Her husband dropped her off at work in Walker that morning, where she worked at a greenhouse with Jarrett.  Nearly a month later, her body was found by a construction crew at a nearby site.

Testimony Monday revealed the Jarrett's car was the only car parked outside of their workplace that day.  A speck of Reyes' DNA was found inside Jarrett's car.

Jarrett is already serving a life sentence for raping an 85-year-old woman in Grandville last year and in 2012, he was released from prison in Pennsylvania, after serving 30 years in prison for murder.


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  • Polish Princess

    It’s a good thing that this case wasn’t tried in the court of public opinion. Otherwise, Mrs. Reyes’ husband would have been convicted and hanged by now. When she first went missing, the consensus on social media was that her husband did something to her.