- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) - A man who got a new trial after being convicted in the death of his half brother in southwestern Michigan is awaiting sentencing after being convicted again.

The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports a Van Buren County last week convicted 37-year-old Antonio Lewis of second-degree murder in the death of Ivory Shaver.

WSJM-AM reports sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

The state Supreme Court last year declined to take an appeal from prosecutors in Lewis’ case. He had earlier been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Shaver, whose body was found in a rural ditch in Van Buren County in 2012.

The appeals court overturned the conviction, saying Lewis’ rights were violated when he wasn’t allowed to represent himself after the trial started.



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