Man charged in 2 Michigan slayings enters plea agreement
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her father in southwestern Michigan in 2016 has agreed to be sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison in a plea deal.
The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports 26-year-old Alex Perez will be given his punishment July 16 after pleading no contest but mentally ill to two counts of second-degree murder. He was charged in the deaths of 27-year-old Renee Mitchell and her father, 67-year-old John Mitchell, near Coloma.
Stephanie Kopaceski, whose sister and father were killed, says the expected sentence “isn’t enough.” She says: “It should be life for a life.”
Perez and Renee Mitchell had two daughters. Police found Perez and the girls in Georgetown, Colorado, after an Amber Alert. Police believe Perez was returning home to Los Angeles.
Information from: The Herald-Palladium, http://www.heraldpalladium.com