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Kentwood man arrested on two counts of murder

Posted at 3:55 PM, May 15, 2020

KENTWOOD, Mich. — The Kentwood Police Department has arrested William Morales-Sanchez, a 24-year-old male, for the murder of Einar Villarreal and Nicholas Zepeda on May 8, 2020, at 4945 Marlette Ave. SE.

Morales-Sanchez has been charged with two counts of open murder, and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Kentwood detectives considered Morales-Sanchez a person of interest after conducting an extensive investigation over the last week.

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Morales-Sanchez was taken into custody on Thursday in Grand Rapids.

After conducting interviews, and serving multiple search warrants, Morales-Sanchez was arrested and warrants were issued by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.