Overkill: Avenging the Death of Deputy Grant Whitaker
December 15, 2016
This is the story of the December 7, 2014 death of Ingham County Deputy Grant Whitaker and its aftermath. It is rather long, so I am presenting it in pieces:
Some of the above sections contain excerpts of dialogue from John Kelsey's trial. Those were obtained from a transcript I purchased from a court stenographer for Ingham County's 30th District (story here). The transcript was provided in digital form, in 8 volumes numbered 2-9. When I quote from the transcript, I link to the volume and provide the page number. For example, V6-37 means page 37 of volume 6. So to see the actual dialogue from the transcript, click on the volume number and scroll down to the page number provided. If you'd like to go directly to the transcripts, here they are:
Some information came directly from John Kelsey by way of phone conversations and emails sent from the St. Louis Correctional Facility. Several documents came from the court case file, currently located at the Court of Appeals in the Hall of Justice in Lansing.
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