Man facing murder charge in Benton Harbor stabbing

Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 16:27:42-05

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — A man is facing murder charges for his alleged connection to the fatal stabbing of a Benton Harbor man.

Officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Lake Street around 1 a.m. Saturday on a report of a man being down in the house. Upon arrival, officers found the body of 57-year-old Sylvester Booth with a single stab wound in his chest.

Jerry Osler, 60, was arrested at the scene. On Monday, he was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and concealing the death of an individual.

Police said evidence suggests Booth was killed several days before his body was discovered.