State briefing

Man gets 16-20 in officer’s death

DETROIT (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal hit-and-run of a Detroit police officer.

Fifty-five-year-old Steve Guzina of Lincoln Park also received 10-15-year sentences on each of two other charges: operating under the influence causing death and not stopping at the scene of an accident. The sentences will run concurrently.Guzina pleaded guilty last month to hitting 40-year-old Officer Myron Jarrett and causing the officer’s death Oct. 28 on the city’s west side while Jarrett was assisting other officers with a traffic accident investigation.

Prosecutors have said Guzina was under the influence of crack cocaine while driving at a high speed past the accident scene. Guzina will receive 290 days credit for time spent in jail while awaiting trial.


2 charged in murder of man

TAWAS CITY, Mich. (AP) — A second man has been arraigned after being arrested in connection with the slaying of a 72-year-old northern Michigan man whose body was found in a shallow grave behind his home.

MLive.com reports 24-year-old Christopher R. Grinnell of Bay City was arraigned Monday in Iosco County District Court on one count of accessory after the fact to a felony in the death of Roger Lee Knickerbocker of Hale. The judge set a $1 million cash-surety bond.

Twenty-year-old Daniel J. Olar was arraigned Friday on an open murder charge and is held without bond.

Grinnell and Olar both are to appear for probable cause hearings on Aug. 22.