Pickett Guilty of Second Degree Murder
After deliberating four hours, a Kalamazoo jury convicted Charles E. Pickett, Jr. on all counts of second-degree murder, and operating under the influence, in the deaths of five bicyclists June 7th, 2016.
According to MLive, those killed were "Debra Ann Bradley, 53, of Augusta; Melissa Ann Fevig Hughes, 42, of Kalamazoo; Fred Anton "Tony" Nelson, 73, of Kalamazoo; Lorenz John "Larry" Paulik, 74, of Kalamazoo and Suzanne Joan Sippel, 56, of Augusta." Injured were "bicyclists Jennifer Johnson of Kalamazoo; Sheila Jeske of Richland; Paul Runnels of Richland; and Paul Gobble of Richland."
Picket will be sentenced on June 11th. He faces up to life in prison.