Berrien County Man Pleads Guilty To Murder


A Berrien County man pleaded guilty Monday in the 1979 murder of a hope college student.

67-year-old Robert Lynch of Three Oaks pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder.

Lynch is one of six people charged in the death of Janet Chandler.

Police say they allegedly kidnapped the 23-year-old hotel clerk from her job, raped, and strangled her.

Lynch was arrested in February and was scheduled to go on trial next month.

Now, he faces 25-years to life in prison.


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