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Jared Chance turns down plea deal

Posted: 9:21 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 14:09:20-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Accused murderer Jared Chance turned down a plea deal offer from prosecutors Monday morning.

During a hearing, he told Judge Trussock, “Go to trial.”

Chance had been offered a deal to face only second-degree murder,  tampering with evidence, mutilation of a dead body and concealing death. Instead, he could face mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin less than an hour after Monday morning’s plea hearing.