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Michigan man convicted of murder at 13 locked up for drugs

Jun. 25, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man known for being convicted of murder at age 13 has been sentenced to at least six years in prison for a drug conviction. Nathaniel Abraham apologized Tuesday and said he was taking "full responsibility." The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in May to delivering heroin and...

Tension developing in Aretha Franklin will dispute

Jun. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home. Attorneys for the estate said in a court filing Monday that "there is no basis to support...

Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

May. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the newly...