Editor’s Note: The story “Kidnapping charge filed in 2018 murder of 16-year-old” filed on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 was based, in part, on a Criminal Complaint filed in United District Court on June 2, 2022. The Federal Complaint contained alleged information taken from a jail phone call with an inmate believed to be the defendant, Gerald Bennett.
The Federal Public Defender Office informed WOOD TV8 that “government counsel and law enforcement admitted to defense counsel that Mr. Bennett was not the individual on the calls, as alleged in the complaint.”
As a result of that information, we have deleted the article. We apologize for the incorrect information reported on air and on online.
According to the Federal Public Defender Office, Mr. Bennett is currently being held at a Federal Medical Center to undergo a Court ordered mental health evaluation for competency.