Man who lied while testifying in trial sentenced

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Tony Hildabridle has been sentenced to 18 months – 22 and a half years in prison for perjury in the trial of John Kelsey.

Kelsey was convicted in the death of Ingham County Deputy Grant Whitaker, who died on Dec. 7, 2014 when he lost control of his car and crashed into several trees while in pursuit of John Kelsey.

Kelsey is current serving 20 – 45 years for Deputy Whitaker’s death.

In August Tony Hildabridle, a habitual offender, was accused of lying about his ability to read and remembering the events that led to the death of Deputy Whitaker.

Officials say during a taped interview after the crash Hildabridle told police details about the night. When it came time to testify in John Kelsey’s trial, Hildabridle told officials he couldn’t remember or didn’t know the answer to any of their questions.

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