Guilty verdict upheld in murder trial

The Michigan Court of Appeals has issued it is decision concerning a Niles teen that shot and killed his step-grandfather three years ago.

The guilty verdict for Dakotah Eliason was upheld, but it is being sent back to trial court for resentencing. The sentencing guidelines for juveniles have changed since the original sentencing.

Judge Schofield can now decide whether to sentence him to life in prison without parole or life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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