KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The jury started deliberations on Thursday in the case of John Aguilar. Aguilar was one of two men accused of conspiring to kill Robert Medema. The 74-year old was the owner of the downtown antique shop The Emporium. He was found dead in his home on Oakland Dr. in Kalamazoo in August, 2012.
On Feb. 26, a jury found Antonio Livingston guilty of first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion and assault with intent to rob.
The jury ruled that the 21-year-old knowingly assisted in the robbery and beating death of Medema, 74, of Portage in August 2012.