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Man sentenced in death of 19-year-old shot last Dec.

Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 16:35:05-05

EATON COUNTY, Mich. — On Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, Eaton County Circuit Court judge, Judge Maurer sentenced Neal Prince to life without parole for the murder of a man from Detroit, a murder that happened over a year ago.

On Dec. 14, 2018, Lansing Police began investigating a murder after finding a dead body at a residence in the 3600 block of Bayview in Lansing.

The deceased was 28-year-old Donovan Barfield who died from a gunshot wound.

Neal Prince,Lansing, was in custody on an unrelated crime when he was connected to the murder and arrested.

He was arraigned on two counts:
Count No. 1: Homicide – Open Murder
Count No. 2: Weapons - Felony Firearm

He was sentenced to first degree felony murder.

An alleged accomplice, 15-year old Willie Lee Fletcher of Lansing, is facing murder and felony firearms charges in the death of Barfield.

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