BREAKING NOW: Motive Revealed in Tenant’s Murder

Posted at 12:02 PM, Mar 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-21 13:39:46-04

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. – The motive in the killing of an Allegan County man was revealed during a probable cause hearing.

During the hearing, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department stated landlord Marion Curt Conley was ‘very upset with the victim over damage that was done to the residence’ as well as the lack of payment on a land contract.  Conley had served Jody Snyder an eviction notice to have Snyder removed from the home.

During a sheriff deputy’s interview, Conley admitted there was an argument with the tenant a week before the death.  Also, Conley told investigators he did not own a .22 caliber handgun since 1950, but an autopsy showed Snyder was killed by a bullet from a .22 caliber gun.

Conley will be charged in court at 1:30 in Allegan County.  More to come shortly…