3 charged with homicide in Kentwood man’s killing

Kent County

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people are now charged in the murder of a Kentwood man was found dead last fall in a vehicle in Wyoming.

The Kent County Prosecutor issued homicide and robbery charges this week against Miqueenise Weed, Corey Jones and Marcus Terrell. All three were in the Kent County Jail Friday.

In October, police found the body of  Benjamin Lamar Coates on Plaster Creek Boulevard SW in Wyoming. The 29-year-old father’s death was ruled suspicious and investigators eventually labeled it a homicide.

Weed and Jones were previously facing perjury charges for allegedly lying to prosecutors after they were supoenaed in the investigation. Court documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8 in February showed Weed allegedly lied to Kent County prosecutors while under oath about who was at her home on Oct. 19, the night Coates was killed. The charging documents also say she lied about the number of contacts she had with Coates the day before and after he was killed.

***EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story included a photo of another man who was separately charged with perjury in the case. He is not facing any additional charges. We apologize for the error and any confusion this may have caused.***

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