Judge: Enough evidence for trial in New Year's Day murder

Kent County man to stand trial in Girlfriend's murder

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A Kent County judged ruled on Wednesday morning there is enough evidence to send the city's first murder case of 2018 to trial.  

LaDale Williams-Nelson, 37, will stand trial in the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Leticia Vela. He also faces charges for gun possession and being a repeat offender.

Prosecutors say Nelson killed Vela during a fight at their home on Lee Street n Wyoming. Nelson's attorneys say the shooting was accidental. Vela was found at the home they shared, shot in the face.

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WZZM 13 app now.

April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

© 2018 WZZM-TV


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment