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Kalamazoo jury finds Grady Shields guilty of murder


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- After a week of testimony, it took a Kalamazoo Circuit Court Jury less than two hours to convict 44-year-old Grady Shields in the cold case murder of Kalamazoo business woman Lois Cox.

 He was found guilty of first degree and felony murder for what is believed to have been a botched robbery turned deadly.  

Cox vanished from her business in October of 1993. Her body was found riddled with bullets a few days later in her car parked in Three Rivers.

As often happens with Cold Case murders, it’s the suspect that helps police solve the crime, because they just can’t keep it a secret.

They will confess to a loved one, brag to friends or other inmates or implicate themselves in some other way.

That was the case in this trial.

Sheilds, who is already serving time for other robberies, will be sentenced on July 9th to life without parole.