A 28-year old man has been charged with killing a southwestern Michigan couple, nearly three years after the victims were found in their home.
Keith Lintz of Niles is charged with first-degree murder and a gun crime following his arrest on Wednesday. Authorities say Carolyn and John Tarwacki were beaten, stabbed and shot in February 2010. They lived in the Niles area, 60 miles southwest of Kalamazoo.
Attorney General Bill Schuette's office released a statement following the arrest.
"This is a tragic case, and we are ready to secure justice and closure for the family and friends of John and Carolyn Tawacki," said Schuette. "The Michigan State Police and their law enforcement partners have worked exhaustively for over two years in this investigation. They have done an excellent job. In particular, Detective Fabian Suarez and Trooper Jason Bailey need to be recognized."
If convicted, Lintz faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.