Jury huddles for 9 hours before verdict
By Ken DeLaat
Wednesday morning saw the 12 jurors from the Glenna Duram murder case return to the courthouse to continue the deliberation that consumed more than three hours the day before. They arrived at 8:30 and after instructions retreated to the jury room.
Six hours later they returned with a verdict.
Ms Duram was found guilty on both Murder in the First Degree and the Felony Firearms charge.
First Degree Murder carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole according to Michigan law.
Duram family members and friends expressed relief and hugs were shared as they made their way out of the courtroom.
The Honorable H. Kevin Drake who presided over the trial thanked the jury, recognizing the amount of time and effort they put into the process.
Newaygo Prosecutor Ellsworth Stay also expressed his appreciation to the 12 who brought forth the verdict
"I want to thank the jury for their service during this lengthy trial. I would also like to thank the Michigan State Police for the investigation done in this matter,” he stated.
“Justice was served today for Marty Duram, the victim of this murder."
Sentencing for Glenna Duram is to be handed down on Monday, August 28th at 1pm at the 27th Circuit Court in White Cloud.
“Justice was served today for Marty Duram, the victim of this murder," said Newaygo County Prosecuting Attorney Ellsworth Stay who argued the case.