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Barry Co. Man Sentenced for Murder

Barry Co. Man Sentenced for Murder

A Barry County man has been sentenced to 20-50 years in prison in the deaths of two men.

Harold Ordway (pictured at his sentencing) pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the death of his roommate Paul Atchley.

He also admitted to killing Michael VanBuskirk, but he wasn't charged with VanBuskirk's death.

WOOD TV reports the sentence is to run concurrently with a pending federal firearms sentence.  However, if the federal judge decides the sentences should run separately, the prosecution and the defense will take up Ordway's sentencing again in state court.

Atchley went missing about two years ago.  He had been sleeping on a mattress in the back of a truck on Ordway's parents' property.  Around that time, authorities arrested Ordway after he crashed that truck, and they found a gun and ammo in it, as well as a bloody mattress.  That was when they discovered Atchley missing.

(Photo courtesy WOOD TV)

 

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