Kalamazoo man to serve life in prison after Race St. murder

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Kalamazoo man is headed to prison for life, without the possibility of parole, for a murder in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood.

A judge sentenced 21-year-old Demarcus Finley Tuesday for the death of Leonel Lopez.

A jury convicted Finley of first-degree murder in July.

Police say in August of 2013, Finley shot Lopez to death on Race Street, after a series of altercations.