Sault Ste. Marie man sentenced to life for murder

Jeremy Lehre on left, Aaron Lehre on right

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A Sault Ste. Marie man who was found guilty by a jury of homicide-open murder was sentenced last week in Chippewa County Circuit Court.

Jeremy Lehre, 18, received life in prison without the option of parole. He was found guilty of homicide-open murder, tampering with evidence, malicious destruction of property between $1,000-2,000 and larceny in a building.

His cousin, 21-year-old Aaron Lehre, who was also involved in the incident, pleaded guilty August 31st in Chippewa County Circuit Court to 2nd degree home invasion and accessory after the fact. Aaron was sentenced to 6-15 years in prison last December.

Both men 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 sustained during the assault.

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

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