GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The suspect in two murder cases out of Kentwood and Byron Township made his first appearance in court Thursday morning.
George Yzaguirre was formally charged with felony murder and armed robbery in the death of Ed Fuller in 63rd District Court. He is also expected to be arraigned on another count of felony murder for the death of David Isner Jr. later Thursday.
According to court documents, Yzaguirre took offense to something Isner said to him on Thanksgiving. The 36-year-old allegedly waited until Isner went to bed, went into his bedroom, and stabbed him multiple times.
Investigators say Yzaguirre then went to Ed Fuller, who lived in Pinegate Mobile Village off of Division and 79th St with the intent to rob him. During police interviews, Yzaguirre admitted to killing Fuller after the robbery.
Detectives told the court they have Yzaguirre on surveillance at several businesses trying to use Fuller's credit card.
Yzaguirre turned himself into police on Tuesday, after walking into a business and asking an employee to call 911.
Last night friends and family honored Isner in a vigil outside his home.
If convicted on the murder charges, Yzaguirre could face life in prison.