Power has also said Schwander's betrayal of the Lewis family's trust and charity was a second factor for the departure. Schwander lived with the family while he was homeless and "their reward was defendant’s unprovoked hatred of their daughter which culminated in her murder," he wrote.
The order Thursday did not specify a timeframe for resentencing, or if it must take place in Grand Traverse's circuit. Cooney expected a new judge would need time to review the case and the judge would hear arguments from both the prosecution and defense.
Elhart said the sentencing guidelines are important and "provide continuity across the state" for criminal cases.
Carly Lewis' family could not be reached for comment.