Ex-marine will be re-sentenced for killing a man in Barry County

Ex-Marine re-sentenced for Barry County shooting

BARRY COUNTY, MICH. - An ex-Marine will be re-sentenced for a deadly Barry County shooting in which the victim was found in the middle of the road.

The Court of Appeals this week ruled that the 10 to 15-year sentence given to Sigmund Rumpf was too harsh.

He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the July 2015 shooting death of Steven Kauffman, who was found on a road in Orangeville Township south of Gun Lake.

Rumpf said he was helping a female friend who had been in a fight with Kauffman. He said the shooting was in self-defense.

A judge also sentenced Rumpf to a mandatory two years for using a gun during a felony.  

As it stands, the soonest he will be eligible for release is 2027.

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