Javonte Higgins arraigned in murders of David and Vivian Bouwman
Caroline MacGregor July 11, 2013 | WGVU During his video
arraignment Thursday, Javonte Higgins sat looking disheveled and confused and
told the judge he didn’t understand what he was being charged with.
accused of shooting to death 81 year old David Bouwman and his 80 year old
wife, Vivian inside their home on Stowevalley Drive in Kentwood. The couple’s car was
stolen and later found on fire near a Wyoming apartment.
main suspect in the case, was eventually arrested in Chicago on unrelated charges and eventually extradited back to Michigan.
uncooperative with police, Higgins was at one point seen smearing feces on his
face in his jail cell and later drooling during a preliminary hearing. A judge, however, found him competent to stand trial.
During his arraignment today, Higgins was charged with
two counts of felony homicide, one count of felony first-degree home invasion
and a count of felony firearm. He could face life in prison with no chance
for parole. Bond has been set at one million dollars and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for July 24th
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