Cold case killer takes plea in Jackson

Tiffany Reichard and Michael Beatty face Open Murder charges
Tiffany Reichard and Michael Beatty face Open Murder charges

JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) – A man accused of savagely murdering a Jackson man has accepted a plea deal confessing to the crime.

30-year-old Michael Beatty admitted to stabbing 56-year-old Matthew Cramton January 21, 2009.

Investigators say Cramton was stabbed 91 times in what began as a robbery attempt.

Felony murder carries a maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole.

Beatty’s co-defendant is 24-year-old Tiffany Reichard, who also is a suspect in the murder.

She is charged with one count of open murder.

Her jury trial is expected to begin in March.

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