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.