Javonte Higgins remains in prison and will not see a new trial

Posted at 9:08 PM, Oct 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-30 21:24:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The man who was convicted of killing a Kentwood couple will not get a new trial.

The Kent County prosecutor’s office said the conviction of Javonte Higgin stands and he will not see a new trial after being reviewed by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Higgins was found guilty Back In March for the murder of David and Vivian Bouwman in their home in Kentwood in January of 2013. The couple’s car was later found burning in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Higgins was arrested in Chicago, weeks after the murder.