Instagram Post Postpones Sentencing in Party Killing Case
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New evidence found on the social media site Instagram has caused a judge to postpone the sentencing for a man who fatally shot another at a party. The new evidence implies the attack may have been premeditated.
A Monday hearing to sentence Alexander Bumstead in the killing of Gary L. Ogreen was postponed by Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks. Bumstead, 23, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the December 2013 death of Ogreen, 21.
Hicks delayed sentencing because new evidence received in pre-sentencing letters showed a photo of Bumstead. The picture was taken before the killing. The Instagram post contained the photo and the caption "probably going to jail."
Bumstead identified the shooter as Deontay Black-Wickliffe, who is serving 30 years after he pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.