Dad convicted of aiding son in crime
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A
retired police officer accused of helping his son after he killed and dismembered a woman in western Michigan was convicted Monday of committing perjury and acting as an accessory.
The Kent County jury was deadlocked and couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on an additional perjury charge. The results of James Chance’s trial emerged a few hours after a judge told struggling jurors to keep working toward a verdict.
Chance’s son, Jared Chance, is serving a 100-year prison sentence for killing and dismembering Ashley Young in 2018.
Young’s torso was found in the basement of Jared Chance’s Grand Rapids rental home, but other remains of the 31-year-old woman haven’t been located. They knew each other.