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Man gets 47 years for grandfather's murder

Posted: 9:21 AM, Nov 23, 2015
Updated: 2015-11-23 09:21:33-05

The 22-year-old man accused of killing his grandfather has been sentenced to several decades in prison.

A Shiawassee County Circuit Court judge sentenced Joshua James on Friday. He will spend 45 years in prison for second-degree murder and another two years for a gun charge.

James had previously confessed to shooting his grandfather, 81-year-old Marlin James.

It happened in March in Woodhull Township. James had been living there with his grandfather. Joshua James was found at the Days Inn in Delta Township a few days after the murder.