Man to be sentenced in Detroit nursing home deaths

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A judge is expected to order life sentences for a 67-year-old man convicted of killing two women at a Detroit retirement home.

The no-parole punishments are mandatory for Mike Reda of Detroit. He was convicted this month of first degree murder in the October deaths of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez.

Reda shot the women with an assault rifle.

A hearing is set for Thursday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Reda told police that he had dated the same woman for several years and that the two shooting victims befriended her and frequently kept his girlfriend away from him. He said during a videotaped interrogation that he was filled with rage and alcohol when he shot them.

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