Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on Senate passage of victim statement legislation

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Rep. Hughes talks about Senate passage Thursday of her HB 5407,  which requires convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during a sentencing hearing.  The plan was submitted in response to a recent Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch requested to leave the court before the victim statements.  Jeffery Willis, the individual convicted of murdering Bletsch, began trial this week for a separate murder case.