Man Faces Prison After Plea In Homeless Man's Stabbing Death

Sep 19, 2018

A 28-year-old man faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a homeless man whose body was found in a mid-Michigan creek in 2017.

The Ingham County prosecutor's office says Brandon Lee Addiss faces a minimum term that can't exceed 40 years after pleading guilty to murder. Sentencing is Oct. 24.

Addiss and his ex-wife Amber Shauna Marie Kohls were charged in the death of 53-year-old John William Darnell Jr., whose body was found in Sycamore Creek. WILX-TV reports Kohls' trial is Oct. 15. Matthew Ryan Green was sentenced in August to 18-60 months for helping hide Darnell's body.

The Lansing State Journal reports they were homeless and Addiss told police he "snapped" after Darnell talked about killing them, eating them and calling police.