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Landlord Murder Preliminary Exam Rescheduled For May

Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 11:06:56-04

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The preliminary examination for an Allegan County landlord accused of shooting and killing his tenant has been pushed back.

Marion Conley, 79, had his exam initially scheduled for Tuesday, but both sides agreed to delay the proceedings until May 9.

Several members of both the Conley and Snyder families were present at the Allegan County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Conley is accused of murdering Jody Snyder, 37, at a home Snyder was renting from Conley. Snyder’s body was found on March 9.

On March 10, Conley gave FOX 17 a tour of the crime scene and laughed about police investigating him as a suspect. He was arrested and charged with the murder on March 20.

Robert Champion, Conley’s defense attorney, asked the court to lower his client’s bond to $100,000 on Tuesday. The request was denied and Conley will continue to be held on $765,000 bond.