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Grant Taylor will stand trial in Rodeman death

Posted: 8:51 AM, Dec 04, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-04 13:51:30Z

Grant Taylor appeared in 54-A District Court Thursday, for a preliminary exam that would establish his competency to stand trial in the death of Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman.

Three witnesses were called detailing the events of the day that Rodeman died as he was collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy "Fill the Boot" campaign at the corner of Jolly and Cedar in Lansing.

Taylor is accused of deliberately hitting Rodeman with his truck, after a brief altercation. One witness to the accident, was in the car behind Taylor, and another witness who followed Taylor's vehicle after he hit Rodeman.

Taylor was present in court during the hearing. The prosecutor announced his intent to add an Assault with Intent to Murder charge in addition to the charges Taylor already faces.

It was determined that Grant Taylor is competent to stand trial, and the case was bound over for trial. No trial date has been set yet.