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Guilty Verdict in Lansing Murder Trial

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Guilty Verdict in Lansing Murder Trial

CREATED Jun. 13, 2013

 LANSING - A fight over the disposal of a broken beer bottle killed one man and has now sent his shooter to prison for the rest of his life.

A jury found Kelvin Bates guilty of first degree murder of Micah Arnold in Lansing August 31, 2012. Bates shot Arnold multiple times at close range during a dispute in the 3100 block of Turner Street.

The trial began June 4th. It took a jury less than a day to reach their verdict.

Bates is scheduled to be sentenced July 24th. Open murder carries a mandatory life sentence.

Bates was also found guilty of assault with intent to murder and carrying a concealed weapon.