CENTREVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A Constantine man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for lying during an investigation into the death of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack.
A Michigan State Police detective said Raymond McCann lied in 2012 while under an investigative subpoena into the death of Parrack whose body was discovered by her mother in the Constantine Township Cemetery in November 2007. She had been strangled. No one has ever been charged in the murder.
McCann pleaded no contest to the perjury charge back in February.
During the sentencing on Friday, the judge said because McCann was a reserve officer he was held to a higher standard than someone else would be. However, he struggled over how to sentence him because it was a perjury charge.
McCann was sentenced to 20 months, but he could be out in about eight months with time already served.
The Michigan State Police are also investigating a threatening letter that was sent to the judge at the St. Joseph County Circuit Courthouse. No additional information about the threat was released.