Michigan man to stand trial in slaying, dismemberment of woman

Jared Chance bound over for trial

Jared Chance listens to testimony during his preliminary examination at the Kent County Courthouse, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Chance, from Grand Rapids, faces multiple charges, including murder and mutilation of a body, in…

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 29-year-old western Michigan man will stand trial in a woman’s slaying and dismemberment.

Jared Chance was bound over Friday to Kent County Circuit Court following testimony in a district court hearing. He is charged with murder, mutilation of a body, concealing a death and tampering with evidence in the death of 31-year-old Ashley Young of Oshtemo Township, southeast of Grand Rapids.

Young’s torso was found Dec. 2 in the basement of Chance’s Grand Rapids rental home. She was last seen alive on Nov. 29.

A forensic pathologist testified the body appeared to have been cut with an electric saw.

Chance’s 76-year-old father, James, and his 63-year-old mother, Barbara, will stand trial on perjury and accessory after the fact charges. They are accused of not informing police about what happened .

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