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Lansing man charged with manslaughter in the U.P.

Posted: 3:57 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 20:16:28Z

A Lansing man has been arraigned on manslaughter and felony firearms counts on Monday.

Aaron L. Roberts, 34, was in court after an incident that happened over the weekend Trout Lake Township, which is in Chippewa County in the Upper Peninsula.

He is accused of killing Kevin Belonga in a cabin. Police say when they arrived on the scene that Roberts said that he was "the shooter."

Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A conviction on the felony firearm charge would automatically add two years to any sentence issued.

The call came in around 4 p.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, Belonga was found and pronounced dead by police.

Judge Eric Blubaugh set bond at $100,000 with the stipulation that Roberts not consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances. He was also not to have access to firearms, ammunition or any other dangerous weapons upon his release. He is currently out of jail.

The preliminary exam has been set for 10 a.m. on August 29.