Twice convicted killer plans message for victim family

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Jeffrey Willis is already in prison for the rest of his life for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch.

But on Monday, he will get a second life sentence for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa.

Those who were in the Muskegon courtroom during the two trials of Willis witnessed the demeanor of the man accused of horrific crimes. He was very involved in his defense, sometimes publicly clashing with his attorney, Fred Johnson, the head of the county office of the defender.

Now, undoubtedly to the dismay of his attorney, Willis is talking to 24 Hour News 8.

In an interview from a correctional facility, Willis said he has written an eight-page statement he will deliver during his sentencing scheduled to begin Monday morning.

“I’m frustrated, I’m frustrated with the way the system is working, the way the system did not work, the way I got hosed," Willis said.

Willis is locked up awaiting his sentencing before Muskegon Circuit Court Judge William Marietti. There is no mystery there, it will be life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Full story: WOOD TV


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