Man, 22, sentenced in 2016 slaying of Detroit officer
Feb. 15, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — A 22-year-old man charged in the 2016 shooting death of a Detroit police officer has been sentenced to 40 to 75 years in prison.
Marquise Cromer told a judge Thursday that he was hearing voices and thought God was speaking to him when Sgt. Kenneth Steil was shot in September 2016.
Cromer pleaded no contest — guilty but mentally ill last month to second-degree murder and other charges. e also pleaded no contest — guilty but mentally ill to assault with intent to murder, carjacking and firearms violations.
Cromer shot Steil in the shoulder with a sawed-off shotgun while police pursued him for the carjacking and separate shooting of his father. Steil died of a blood clot five days later. He was a 20-year veteran of the police department.