- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan man who authorities say planned a home invasion that led to a slaying has pleaded guilty to conspiring with others accused of murder.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1sClsXY ) that 29-year-old Christopher Duncan pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Kent County court. He faces as many as 22 ½ years in prison for telling a friend that the home contained drugs and money and provided a layout for a break-in.

Authorities say several armed and masked men invaded the Spencer Township home on Sept. 8. They forced resident Brian Luttrell into a vehicle, fatally shot and stabbed him and dumped his body along a road.

Four men have been charged with felony murder, home invasion and other charges. They waived a hearing Wednesday.

Zachary Bennett, who faces robbery and home invasion charges, testified during an earlier hearing. He says he backed out of the robbery at the last minute.

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