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UPDATE: Amber Kohls sentenced in murder of homeless man

Posted at 11:09 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 11:09:11-05

Amber Kohls of Lansing, was sentenced Wednesday morning for her role in a brutal murder.

Amber Kohls pleaded guilty but mentally ill to second-degree murder last month in the October 2017 death of John Darnell Junior.

Kohls is the last of three people to be sentenced in the case.

Brandon Addiss was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison last month after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of John Darnell Jr.

When Addiss was arrested, police received a call from Amber Kohls' father. He informed police that Kohls confessed to committing a homicide that she, Addiss and Matthew Green were all involved in it.

Green and Kohls told her father that they had committed the murder in self-defense, and had hidden the body. Kohls indicated to police that she was involved in Darnell's murder, however, Green claimed he was involved only in disposing of the body.

Matthew Green was sentenced earlier this year to at least 18 months in prison for helping to dump Darnell Jr.'s body, officially, accessory after the fact to murder. Darnell Jr.was found in a creek near Scott Woods Park in October 2017.

Kohls was the final suspect to be sentenced.

She received a sentence of up to 60 years in prison and was ordered to pay $3,285.00 in restitution.