Suspect in 2004 murder arraigned

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The suspect in a Grand Rapids murder nearly ten years ago has been arrested.

Walter Antraell Wilson, 33, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge Friday in 61st District Court. The judge set bond at $500,000.

Wilson is accused of shooting and killing Robert Farmer during an attempted robbery on October 15, 2004. It happened on the 700 block of Neland Ave. SE, after Farmer left an area party store.

GRPD says the Major Case Team has continued investigating the case, and early this year, investigators interviewed Wilson. He had been in a federal prison in Pennsylvania on an unrelated conviction and was brought back to Grand Rapids in 2014. In June, he was charged with perjury related to Farmer's death.

Thursday, the Kent County Prosecutor's Office authorized the murder charge and a charge of being a fourth-offense habitual offender.


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