Trial Ordered for Man in 3 Slayings from '72

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- An Ohio prison inmate has been ordered to stand trial in Michigan for three slayings from 1972.

Laurence Lamont is charged with murder in the deaths of three men in Monroe County. Police say the victims were abducted in Michigan and Ohio before being killed in Michigan. Another suspect in the investigation died behind bars.

After a five-day hearing, the Monroe Evening News says a judge found probable cause Thursday to send the 69-year-old Lamont to trial.

Lamont has been in an Ohio prison for decades for other crimes. A state police detective had trouble identifying him in court but his ex-wife, Brenda Carroll Blum, had no problem. She called Lamont a "monster."

Lamont's attorney challenged the use of confessions as evidence. A trial is expected in 2014.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222827061 - wilx.com/a?a=222827061