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Vigil honors man killed in Kentwood homicide

Posted at 10:56 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 23:01:40-05

KENTWOOD, Mich. — The deaths of two men are under investigation in Kent County.

Officials say the suspect himself, George Yzaguirre, called 911 to turn himself in.

On Wednesday, a vigil was held for one of those men at his home in Kentwood, where police say David Isner was stabbed.

A group of about a 15 people lit candles and spent time together mourning the loss of their friend and loved one.

"He was a genuinely happy, good-hearted man," said Julia Vennetten, David's girlfriend. "He was so devoted, so humble. Even though he had so much in the world, so much love and had a lot in his life, he was humble."

Many of his longtime friends also attended the vigil.

"It didn't matter what you needed," said Jessica Coleman, "He would drop whatever he was doing, other than he kids. He wouldn't drop his kids for nothing. Anything else, he was on it."

Isner leaves behind 2 children, a 5-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son.

Yzaguirre is also accused in the death of another man, Ed Fuller.

Armed robbery and murder charges have been authorized in the case.

Yzaguirre is expected to be in court on Thursday.