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Jury in Kentwood Murder Takes Four Hours to Find Guilty Verdict

David and Vivian Bouwman were shot to death in their Kent County home by a suspected burglar
David and Vivian Bouwman were shot to death in their Kent County home by a suspected burglar

UNDATED (WHTC) -- A jury at the Kent County Circuit Courthouse only took four hours to return a guilty verdict in the murders of a Kentwood couple.  David and Vivian Bouwman, were shot to death in their home at the age of 81 and 80 on January 5th, 2013.  Javonte Higgins was found guilty of two counts of felony murder, home invasion and using a firearm during a felony.  The guilty verdict will send Higgins to prison for the rest of his natural life.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 3rd.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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