Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Willis will be sentenced Monday for kidnapping & slaying Heeringa in 2013

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- Jeffrey Willis is scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning for abducting and killing convenience store clerk Jessica Heeringa.

The sentencing is set for 9:15 a.m. in Muskegon County Circuit Court.

Willis will receive a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On May 16, jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding him guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the April 2013 kidnapping and death of Heeringa, a clerk at the ExxonMobil gas station in Norton Shores.

Willis also is expected to stand trial later on for the 2016 attempted kidnapping of a teenager.

He is already serving a life sentence for the 2014 murder of jogger Rebekah Bletsch.

Willis is now 48 and is incarcerated at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia.








Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • C

    This subhuman actually has the guts to complain that he didn’t receive a fair trial. I wonder if the sick bastard realizes that the only one who was treated unfairly was Jessica Heeringa.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.