Mount Clemens — A timeline could be set this week for handing down new sentences for two men convicted of abducting and killing a customer at an area sandwich shop.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports lawyers are expected to appear Wednesday before Judge Diane Druzinski in Macomb County Circuit Court to schedule evidentiary hearings in the case involving Robert Taylor and Ihab Maslamani.
The Michigan appeals court said in March that Taylor and Maslamani were entitled to new hearings because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory no-parole sentences for murder committed by teenagers. Taylor was 16 when Matt Landry was abducted outside an Eastpointe Quiznos in 2009.
Landry’s body was discovered in a Detroit house. Prosecutors say Masalmani, then 17, shot Landry while Taylor helped abduct him.