Mich. man pleads guilty in slaying during home break-in
Sidney Township — A western Michigan man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an 80-year-man during a home break-in.
Forty-eight-year-old Alan Lee Morse of Stanton admitted Thursday in Montcalm County court that he had been drinking heavily before breaking into Alan Nelson’s home on Nevins Lake in March. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Morse told the judge he was rummaging around a bedroom when he heard a noise and fired a gun he stole from a neighboring house.
Morse said he reloaded the gun and then went to poke at the bed, the location where he had just fired, when the gun went off again.
Morse faces between 26 and 75 years in prison. He also will have to pay about $25,000 in restitution.