Trial ordered for suspect in Muskegon Co. crossbow killing

Muskegon County
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The man charged with murdering a Norton Shores man with a crossbow will go to trial.

Nyoky Bull briefly appeared in a Muskegon County courtroom Wednesday to waive his preliminary examination, sending his case to circuit court.

Bull is charged with open murder in the Dec. 26 death of 20-year-old Marcus Olmstead. Olmstead’s twin brother discovered his body in their family’s driveway. A crossbow bolt was still lodged in his abdomen.

Police said Bull admitted to luring Olmstead outside his home and firing the crossbow. Prosecutors say Bull planned the ambush, posing as his girlfriend on Instagram to lure Olmstead into the meeting, and buying two crossbow bolts before the murder.

Police were looking at the possibility of jealousy as a motive for the crime. Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Chief Trial Attorney Matt Roberts previously told 24 Hour News 8 that Olmstead had been talking to Bull’s 18-year-old girlfriend hours before the murder.

On Wednesday, Bull walked into court wearing orange jail clothing and black-rimmed glasses. He gave a soft-spoken “yes” when the judge asked him if he understood what waiving the hearing meant for his case.

Bull’s family was in the courtroom during the proceedings. His mother began crying when she was told she could not hug Bull before the bailiff led him out.

A trial date in this case has not yet been set.

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