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Man pleads guilty to charges of killing his elderly mother

Posted: 9:59 AM, Oct 19, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-19 09:59:07-04
Michael Roersma

Michael Roersma

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. – A Coopersville man has entered a guilty plea for killing his mother and dumping her in the Grand River.

Michael Roersma, 50,  pleaded guilty Friday to 2nd degree murder and lying to a peace officer.  A charge of 1st degree murder was dropped in exchange for the plea.

Roersma faces 20-40 years in prison when he is sentenced on November 16.

Roersma was accused of killing Sharon Roersma, 72, in late September of 2014.