Ruling upheld in UM cases of misconduct
Ann Arbor — A federal court won’t reopen a major decision that gives University of Michigan students the right of crossexamination during disciplinary hearings related to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The university had asked the full Appeals Court to set aside the Sept. 7 opinion of a three-judge panel.
A student identified as John Doe said UM violated his rights during an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct. Doe denied the allegations but agreed to leave school in 2016.
Body found in sunken car in Michigan quarry
Monroe Township, Mich. — Authorities say the body of a male was found inside a sunken car in a quarry. The body was found Wednesday in a quarry known as Lake Monroe after a tip from a scuba diver. An SUV also was found in the quarry, but the discoveries weren’t believed to be connected.
Man charged in 1975 killing of wife
Prosecutors charged a Michigan man Thursday with killing his wife 43 years ago in Wisconsin based largely on witnesses saying he seemed unhappy in their marriage, her comments to neighbors that she thought he was going to kill her and other discrepancies in his story.
Richard Gale Pierce, 82, was arrested Thursday in Cheboygan. He faces charges of first-degree murder and disinterment of the dead.
Carol Jean Pierce was 35 when she disappeared from the couple’s trailer home in Sturgeon Bay in September 1975. Her body has never been found.
Richard Pierce previously claimed that she walked out on him.