Man convicted of killing Muskegon Heights school board member-elect

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been convicted of the 2022 murder of a Muskegon Heights school board member-elect.

A jury found Glenn Anthony Davis, 62, guilty of first-degree murder and weapons charges Wednesday. He faces life without parole after sentencing scheduled for March 14.

The charges stemmed from the shooting death of Julius Muhammad, 53, who was shot in his Muskegon Heights home on Dec. 19, 2022 and later died. Muhammad was elected to the Muskegon Heights Board of Education in November 2022.

Muskegon Heights school board member shot, killed in home

During a 2023 hearing, a man testified he drove Davis to Muhammad’s neighborhood the night of the shooting. He also testified that Davis previously said he had a prior confrontation with Muhammad. A Muskegon Heights Police Department detective said surveillance video helped identify Davis as the suspect.

Davis, who has had multiple convictions going back to the 1990s, was arrested on Dec. 22.

Muhammad’s neighbors remembered him as “always friendly” and “always giving encouraging words and being uplifting.”

The Muskegon Heights Board of Education said Muhammad had a “desire to serve the Muskegon Heights community and its children as a newly elected school board member.”

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