Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

June 26, 2014

Schuette opposes release of inmate who won case

Schuette opposes release of inmate

DETROIT — Attorney General Bill Schuette says he’ll oppose freedom for a prisoner who recently won a major case at the Michigan Supreme Court.

The court said Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2010 had no authority to change her mind after she commuted the no-parole sentence of Matthew Makowski, who was convicted of first-degree murder in Wayne County in 1989.

Schuette will urge the parole board to keep Makowski behind bars.

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