Case against Jensen moves forward

BIG RAPIDS — The criminal case against a Morley man accused of murdering a Stanwood man in October is proceeding with a hearing later this month.

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Randall Robert Jensen, 49, is scheduled to have a pre-trial hearing in Mecosta County’s 49th Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Jensen faces multiple felony charges, including open murder, stemming from the Oct. 20, 2018, shooting death of 47-year-old John Mast. The alleged shooting occurred across the street from the Moe-Z-Inn in Morley.

Additionally, Jensen was charged with two additional felonious assault charges for assaults on two different men and three felony firearm charges, for possessing a pistol while committing a felony.

Jensen faces up to life in prison for the murder charge and each felonious assault charge is punishable by up to four years in prison. If convicted of felony firearm charges, a maximum two-year prison term could be imposed consecutively and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for their related felony charge.

Arraigned on Oct. 22 in 77th District Court, Jensen was referred to complete a competency exam following a petition by his court-appointed attorney Dennis Duvall. Jensen was found competent to stand trial in early December, and the case was bound over to circuit court earlier this month.

Jensen was denied bond and currently lodged in the Mecosta County Jail.

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Posted by Brandon Fountain

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