Ortonville shooter takes guilty plea

By Shelby Stewart
Staff Writer
Micheal Quigley plead guilty on two charges of assault with intent to murder, home invasion, assault and three felony firearms violations on Sept. 12.
Quigley was arrested after a Brandon Township man-hunt that spanned around 20 hours on Nov. 14 and 15 of 2017, after allegedly shooting his estranged wife at an Ortonville apartment and her friend before fleeing.
“His conduct was absolutely premeditated,” said the prosecutor during the trial. “The fact that he had to pull the hammer back or push the trigger forward before he pulled the trigger again for a bullet to come out gave him time every single time he pulled that trigger to think about what he’s doing, and he didn’t.”

“I just want to apologize to everyone who was negatively impacted in your lives from this terrible choice I made,” said Quigley during his sentencing. “I wish to God I could take that back but I can’t. I love my kids so much, I’m really, so, so sorry. I know I have to go to prison for a long time, and I deserve to.”
Judge Kelley R. Kostin sentenced Quigley to serve at least 15 years with the department of corrections.

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