The man charged with murdering University medical student Paul DeWolf was sentenced to life in prison today, according to the office of Archie Brown, Washtenaw County Trial Court judge.
Brown’s office confirmed this afternoon that Dajeon Franklin, 22 — who was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree home invasion, one count of second-degree home invasion and one count of possessing an illegal firearm, according to court records — was sentenced to life in prison this morning during his sentencing hearing at the 22nd Circuit Court in Ann Arbor.
Franklin, along with Shaquille Jones and Joei Jordan, entered the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity July 24, 2013, with the intent to commit robbery, according to preliminary testimony. Prosecutors allege the three men entered DeWolf’s basement bedroom, where he was sleeping. In the dark, DeWolf reportedly awoke, asked who was there and after a scuffle, Franklin shot and killed him.
The trials for Jones and Jordan are still ongoing.
Brown’s office could not confirm where Franklin will be imprisoned, as this decision is made by the Michigan Department of Corrections, who could not be reached for comment.
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