BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who stabbed and killed another man in Battle Creek in 2020 is headed to a state prison.
Wendell Barton, 25, was sentenced Friday to between 20 and 30 years in prison for second-degree murder with credit for 636 days served.
He was also sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting, restricting or obstructing a police officer, but was given credit for all of that served.
Officers found Barton walking a block away from the scene and determined he may be involved. They tried to detain him, but police at the time said he assaulted officers and ran off.