February 10, 2016

Murder suspect bound over to Bay County circuit court

BAY CITY — Peter Heagany, a 26-year-old Pinconning Township man charged with open murder in the shooting death of his roommate Brian Charbonneau, was bound over to Bay County’s 18th Circuit Court during a preliminary examination Thursday, March 20.

Heagany is alleged to have shot Charbonneau, 25, Feb. 8.

Bay County Prosecuting Attorney Kurt Asbury said the exam last week saw several witnesses take the stand.

“There was testimony taken from a number of witnesses,” he said.

Among those who testified was Yvette Hurd, the 911 dispatcher who answered a 911 call from Heagany. Heagany’s attorney, Matthew Reyes, said his client acted in self-defense.

Others who testified at the prelim included Michigan State Police Trooper Drew Patterson, MSP Detective Sgt. Kellee Robinson and forensic pathologist Dr. Kanu Virani.

Asbury said March 25 that the next hearing date had not been scheduled.

“The next step will probably be a status conference that the court will schedule,” he said.

The maximum penalty for open murder is life in prison without parole. Heagany is currently being lodged in the Bay County Jail.

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