Deadly Russian roulette suspect accepts plea agreement

9:51 AM, Oct 1, 2013   |    comments
Richard Usher accepted a plea deal in the Russian roulette case Friday.
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TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Grand Haven Tribune)-An Ottawa County teen charged with killing his friend during a game of Russian roulette last spring no longer faces trial.

Richard Mack Usher, 19, of Tallmadge Township will instead be sentenced on Nov. 4.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah Matwiejczyk said they were in court to address some motions in the case on Friday when Usher made the decision to accept a plea agreement, rather than go to trial. The trial was scheduled to begin later this month.

Brandon Kuiper, 16, died two days after the March 6 incident in the basement of the Tallmadge Township home Usher shares with his family. Police said the two were with a group of teenage boys playing with a .22-caliber handgun that night. Drugs and alcohol were involved.

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