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Barry County man convicted in double homicide, assaults, and resisting arrest

Suspect in Barry County homicides
Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 18:59:34-04

ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Jon Otis Burnett was convicted Wednesday of several charges relating to the deaths of two Barry County men.

On June 21st, 2019, 21 year-old Bryce DeGood and 73 year-old Gary Peak were found dead in Orangeville Township. Burnett was quickly identified as the suspect in the deaths by his wife.

The conviction includes a laundry-list of charges such as First Murder by Premeditation in Peak's death, First Degree Murder and Unlawful imprisonment for killing Degood, assault of 12 people with a dangerous weapon, Resisting and Obstructing Police, 15 counts of possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Assault with Intent to Murder.

Burnett's sentencing is scheduled for September 25th, 2020.