MUNISING - Though an investigation into the strangulation death of an Alger Correctional Facility inmate has resulted in a suspect, the Alger County Prosecuting attorney has announced that no charges will be sought.
Carlos Marquis Love, 39, was found dead May 31 inside the Alger facility. An autopsy later revealed he had died from manual strangulation.
The Alger County Prosecutor's Office has said inmate Andre Adams, 39, is a suspect in the homicide and though enough evidence has been collected to charge him with Love's murder, no charges will be sought at this time.
Adams is currently serving a sentence of life without parole arising from a 2007 conviction of first degree murder in Wayne County.
"While it goes against every personal and professional instinct to do nothing about a chargeable murder, the fact remains that we cannot obtain additional consequences for the prospective defendant," Alger County Prosecutor Karen Bahrman said in a written statement.
The statement also noted that "because Adams is already serving a sentence of life without parole ... which conviction was affirmed in 2009 with no further appeals having been filed, no charges will be brought unless and until there is a change in those circumstances, there being to statute of limitations on murder."
According to the statement, steps have been taken to insure the prosecutor is notified should Adams pursue any "post-conviction remedies" and that evidence in the case will be preserved indefinitely.
Adams was transferred to Marquette Branch Prison - where he is currently serving time - shortly after he was identified as a suspect in Love's murder.
Love had been incarcerated since 1992. He was serving prison sentences for armed robbery and being a prisoner possessing weapons.
Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.