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St. Clair County man charged with solicitation of murder

Michael Christopher Still allegedly solicits killing of ex-girlfriend, could face life in prison

Michael Christopher Still, 28, of St. Clair County
Michael Christopher Still, 28, of St. Clair County

LANSING, Mich. – A St. Clair County man has been charged by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for allegedly trying to solicit a former prison inmate to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Schuette on Thursday said Michael Christopher Still, 28, is charged with one count of homicide-solicitation of murder, a felony carrying a punishment of up to life in prison.

Schuette said officials at Lakeland Correctional Facility intercepted a letter in April of 2014 that was returned to Still as undeliverable. The contents of the letter allegedly showed that Still had attempted to solicit a former prison inmate to kill Still's ex-girlfriend.

Schuette also filed a further charge against Still as a fourth-time habitual offender due to his prior criminal record.

"A murder-for-hire plot would have devastating consequences for the victim and the victim's family," said Schuette. "Thankfully, law enforcement was able to thwart this alleged plan before it could be carried out."

Still is being held at Ionia Correctional Facility currently on unrelated charges.

The charges filed by Schuette follow an investigation by the Michigan State Police, and Schuette's Criminal Division which will be handling the prosecution, a request from the Branch County Prosecutor's Office.