Suspect in Bouwman murders in court on home invasion charge
Caroline MacGregor April 5, 2013 | WGVU
charged this morning with two counts of home invasion that took place in
Wyoming last December - a month before the shooting deaths of David and Vivian Bouwman.
also charged with stealing a pickup truck, and fleeing and eluding police. He led
police on a chase and crashed and was briefly hospitalized. While police were
obtaining a warrant for his arrest he walked out of the hospital.
On January 5th,
81 year-old David Bouwman and his wife, 80 year-old Vivian Bouwman, were found
shot to death in their home in Kentwood. Higgins was the main suspect in the case but was able
to elude police before being arrested in Chicago
on a separate home invasion charge and felony auto theft. He refused to
cooperate with police about the Bouwman murders and was finally extradited to
Michigan this week.
In Wyoming District Court today Higgins remained mute as the judge entered a not guilty
plea on his behalf. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17th. He has not been charged in the Bouwman murder
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