Convicted killer sasses judge at sentencing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who stabbed a father to death following a late-night argument at a Grandville motel will spend the next 25 to 100 years in prison.

At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, the defendant remained defiant, hurling insults at the judge even as he was being led away.

A single stab to the chest killed 47-year-old Ernest Willingham at the Landmark Hotel in April. His convicted killer, Darrell Jones, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in October.

But before Jones was sentenced, he tried to withdraw his plea, claiming he was on jail-administered medication when he entered it. The judge was having none of it.

“You have no remorse whatsoever,” Kent County Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock told Jones.

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