Cordell Pleads Guilty In Schoolcraft County Triple Homicide

    GLR News Update
    GLR News Update

    Manistique, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Manistique man has plead guilty to murder charges in connection with the death of three people in Schoolcraft County.

    47-year-old Garry Cordell plead guilty today to two counts of first degree murder and one count of felony murder as part of a plea deal in the investigation into the murder of Jody Hutchinson, Carrie Nelson and Heather Aldrich.

    Their bodies were found in a burned out vehicle in April in Doyle Township.

    Cordell was facing 12 felony charges in the case.

    Co-defendant 46-year-old Kenneth Brunke of Manistique plead guilty recently to two lesser charges related to the case.

    A third co-defendant, 28-year-old Marietta Carlson of Manistique, died of a medical condition while in police custody.

    Cordell and Brunke are expected to be sentenced on December 10th.


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