GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Kent County judge ruled against the defense in a pair of pretrial requests made Friday, April 7, in a May 2016 Wyoming murder case.
Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock said he did not seen any evidence that would allow Angel Villegas-Guzman to use a self-defense claim in defense of charges tied to the killing of 28-year-old Kyro Garnett.
Additionally, Trusock denied the defense’s request that statements made by Villegas-Guzman in an interview with police be suppressed when the case goes to trial.
Villegas-Guzman is accused of shooting and killing Garnett on May 6, 2016, at a Crossroads Apartment unit near 44th Street and Clyde Park Avenue.
In addition to the murder charge, Villegas-Guzman faces first-degree home invasion, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms.
According to Reed, Villegas-Guzman showed up at her apartment at about 11 p.m. May 6, climbed onto a balcony and entered