18 year old facing murder charge in 'road rage' death out of jail

The teenager charged in the alleged "road rage" death of a Kent County man is now free on bond.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - An 18 year old facing a murder charge in the alleged road rage death of William "Andy" McFarland is out of jail.

Jail records show Christian Hillman, 18, posted bond and was released from the Kent County jail Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Kent County Prosecutor's Office upgraded an assault charge against Hillman to second-degree murder earlier this week following the Oct. 31 death of McFarlan.

Records show that despite the upgrade, he had not yet been formally arraigned on the second-degree murder charge.

McFarlan was in the area of Whitneyville Avenue and 60th Street when he allegedly was beaten by Hillman in late September. A witness claimed they were riding and ATV and became separated from Hillman.

When they found each other again, the witness stated he saw Hillman kicking a man, who was unconscious on the ground.

Although investigators describe the incident as road rage related, there is no indication as to how it started. Hillman says McFarlan grabbed his neck.

Hillman's bond was set at $100,000.

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