KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Western Michigan University basketball player will serve prison time for crimes linked to a 2016 murder.
Joeviair Kennedy was sentenced Monday to between 17 and 40 years in prison for armed robbery and two years for a weapons charge. He received credit for 584 days served.
Last month, a jury convicted Kennedy of the robbery and weapons charge, but acquitted him of felony murder in the death of 19-year-old WMU student Jacob Jones.
Jones was shot and killed in December 2016 at SoHo Apartments on S. Howard Street, west of WMU’s campus. Police said he was selling a small amount of marijuana at the time.