Suspect In Jackson Homicide Refuses to Cooperate in Court

By: News 10
By: News 10

Formal charges against 46-year-old Leo Joseph Kwaske will have to wait until Friday. The Jackson man refused to stand or speak Monday afternoon when he was brought to a Jackson court room.

Kwaske is the suspect in the murder of 59-year-old Shirley Meeks. Meeks was found dead Saturday in her Jackson apartment.

Both Kwaske and Meeks lived in the Reed Manor apartment building.

Kwaske will be charged with three murder, home invasion and mutilation of a body. All are felony charges.

Jackson police have not yet said how Meeks died.


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  • by Jessica Location: Jackson on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    I have friends that live over in Reed Manor and I was told she was decaputaded. Poor woman, I Feel so bad for her family and friends.
  • by Gary Location: Grayling on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    Um, forgive me, but is the photo of the suspect or the victim? Looks like a mug shot, a man wearing makeup.
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