1748Michael George Denied Bond
- Sep 23, 2008http://www.wxyz.com/news/story.aspx?content_id=2ce053eb-066d-4032-8986-0b9dcae1bd15
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge has denied bond for the man known
as the "comic book killer." Michael George will remain in the Macomb
County Jail even though his first degree murder charge, for the
shooting death of his first wife Barbara George, has been overturned.
For the family of Barbara George, it's a continuation of an 18 year
nightmare that began on June 13, 1990 in the back of the comic book
store the couple owned in Clinton Township. At the time, Michael
George was not arrested and he collected $130,000 in life insurance
after Barbara's death.
George moved to Pennsylvania with their two children, re-married and
had 5 other children. Last year, new evidence was presented that
ultimately led to his extradition and conviction. His conviction was
overturned this summer when word spread that the prosecution withheld
a witness, and new evidence had surfaced.
The prosecution is now asking the court of appeals to uphold the
conviction. If not, George will face a new murder trial on December 2.
Barbara's brother and sister are pleased with the court's ruling, and
do not want Michael George to be out on the street. However, they know
their long ordeal is still not over.
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