GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The man accused of killing his long-time girlfriend and leaving her in the street is in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
Jermaine Cooper is accused of shooting Melissa Moore on November 6, 2015 in northeast Grand Rapids. Her body was found by a city street-sweeping crew in the early morning hours that day. Cooper was arrested about a month later in Detroit.
One of the key pieces of evidence presented was a text message sent from Cooper's phone to one of Moore's sons the day she was killed. It reads:
"I'm so sorry jb I love y'all and you seen that bs take care of ur brother and stay in sports to have a better future for u and him tell grandma and the family I'm sorry. I love yall."
The hearing Wednesday is to determine if there is enough evidence to hold a trial for Cooper. He is charged with Open Murder and Felony Firearms violations. He has three previous felony convictions.