Thomas due in court on Dahlinger murder charges

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A man accused of killing a Grand Rapids businessman will appear in court today for a hearing that could decide if he takes a plea or goes on to trial.

Danyell Thomas, 36, is accused of killing John Dahlinger last October during a robbery.

In January, admitted prostitute and stripper Dijana Kilic, 25, testified she called Thomas, her boyfriend and pimp, to collect when Dahlinger didn't pay for her services. She said Thomas accidentally shot Dahlinger during a scuffle.

Thomas' hearing in Kent County Circuit Court is scheduled for this afternoon.

Kilic's sentencing on a conspiracy charge is on hold until today's hearing is resolved.


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