Mom of slain Muskegon dad: 'He was everything to me'

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A man convicted of murdering and dismembering a young Muskegon father of two will spend decades in prison.

Judge William Marietti Tuesday sentenced Anthony Blamer to 40 to 60 years for second-degree murder in the August 2017 shooting death of 24-year-old D’Anthony Keenan.

Investigators say the murder happened after Blamer and Keenan met in North Muskegon so Blamer could install a stereo system in the other man's SUV. 

After the shooting, Blamer abandoned the SUV containing Keenan’s body at a Fremont area carpool lot. 

“He just took the money and threw him away like he was trash. Anybody that can do something like this, I think should never be free again,” Keenan’s mother said at Tuesday’s sentencing.

Detectives say Blamer returned the next day with a chainsaw and removed Keenan's head and hands to slow the identification of the victim.

Part of Keenan's body was discovered along a trail in the Manistee National Forest on Aug. 5. Authorities ultimately identified the father of two young children through a birthmark.

“All I have to look forward to now is dying myself. Because my belief is when this life is over for me, I’ll see my son again,” said Keenan’s mother, fighting back tears.

She said at first, she didn’t believe authorities when they told her what happened to her kind-hearted, trusting son.

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