Kent Couty Judge Paul Denenfeld

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A western Michigan judge us encouraging jurors to continue their deliberation in the trial of a former police officer charged with assisting his who killed and dismembered a woman.

The jury foreman says there’s consensus on one charge but not two others. Kent County Judge Paul Denenfeld is asking jurors not to give up.

Seventy-seven-year old, James Chance of Holland, is charged with perjury and being an accessory after the dismemberment of Ashley Young in 2018. His son, 30-year old Jared Chance, is serving a 100-year prison sentence for killing and dismembering Young.