KALAMAZOO., Mich, WOOD) - The second man convicted in the murder of a Kalamazoo antiques store owner was given his sentence on Monday morning.
In May, John Aguilar was found guilty in the death of Bob Medema, 74, who owned the Emporium on N. Edwards Street in Kalamazoo. He was found guilty on all four counts, including first-degree homicide, felony murder, armed robbery and first-degree home invasion.
Monday, a judge sentenced Aguilar to life in prison.
In August 2011, Aguilar and Antonio Livingston, the other man convicted in Medema's murder, tried to rob Medema at his home on Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo, according to police.
Investigators said Aguilar hit Medema with a bat during the attempted robbery and a source told 24 Hour News 8 that Medema was tied up with a cord and hit several times.
Livingston was sentenced to life in prison in March, after he was convicted of first-degree home invasion, first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit a robbery.
Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Plainwell Thursday night.
The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.
Bethany Murk, 48, was arrested Thursday following a drug bust in Van Buren County.