Aaron Lehre sentenced for assisting cousin in murder

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Sault Ste. Marian man arrested with his cousin, being accused of helping his cousin murder someone, was sentenced Friday in Chippewa County.

Aaron Lehre, 21, received 75 months to 180 months in prison. He’s credited for 394 days. He was charged with 2nd degree home invasion and accessory after the fact.

He pleaded guilty to those charges back in August.

Aaron and 18-year-old Jeremy Lehre, were arrested after officers responded to an assault in Sault Ste. Marie. 48-year-old Wesley Douglas Cook was found in grave condition and was airlifted to Ann Arbor. Later that day, Cook passed away due to injuries sustain during the assault.

Jeremy was found guilty by a jury of homicide-open murder, tampering with evidence, malicious destruction of property between $1,000- $20,000 and larceny in a building.

His sentencing date is scheduled for December 11.

The Lehre’s relationship to the victim is not fully known, it is believed they were acquaintances.

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