Man gets at least 15 years for 2 fatal stabbings

Associated Press

Ann Arbor — A Monroe man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of a 12-year-old boy and his half brother in Washtenaw County.

Jesse Spurlock didn’t kill Timber Brown and Jon Brown, but he was at the York Township home as part of a robbery last June. Another man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The victims’ mother and stepmother spoke before Spurlock received his sentence Monday. Vickie Penewit says Spurlock “didn’t even call 911” after the stabbings. She and two other people were stabbed but survived.

Spurlock will be eligible for parole after 15 years.

The victims were from northern Michigan but were staying at the York Township home while attending a car race.