MUSKEGON, Michigan. – Police in Michigan repeatedly played the comments of a murder victim’s anguished family, while she drove a convicted killer in prison.
Jeffrey Willis has been granted a request to skip his sentencing Monday so he would not hear the statements of the family of Rebekah Bletsch. But Muskegon County Sheriff Michael Poulin had a CD made.
Poulin, says the 25-minute CD was played five times as representatives reed Willis 145 miles (230 kilometers) to the prison Wednesday.
Willis is serving a life sentence for shooting Bletsch while she jogged in west Michigan. He is also awaiting trial in the disappearance of a gas station employee.
The sheriff says that it is important to Bletsch’s family knows Willis heard what they said after he left the court. Willis blew a kiss to the courtroom on his way out.