West Michigan teen gets up to 100 years in road rage killing

GRAND RAPIDS — Christian Hilman, 19, of Ada was sentenced to 22½-100 years in prison Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the road rage beating death of a 64-year-old retiree in a church parking lot. Hillman's defense team called the incident a tragedy, but said the teen was assaulted and, overcome with emotion, beat William McFarlan along Whitneyville Avenue SE. Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Blair Lachman said he said the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter was inappropriate given the overwhelming evidence against Hillman, including eyewitness accounts that he kicked McFarlan several times after McFarlan collapsed beside his pickup truck. "I think just because someone gets angry

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