Brunke sentenced in triple homicide case

Feb 18, 2016

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man has been sentenced for his role in a Schoolcraft County triple murder, and has received additional charges. 

Kenneth Brunke

Kenneth Brunke, 46, was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in prison for obstruction of justice and lying to a peace officer. 

He has said he was not involved in the killing of Jody Hutchinson, Carrie Nelson, or Heather Aldrich, whose bodies were found in a burned-out car last April in Doyle Township.

Following his sentencing Brunke was arraigned on new charges.  They include two counts of delivery/ manufacture of a controlled substance (narcotic or cocaine) – less than 50 grams, and one count of conspiracy to commit delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance – 50 to 449 grams. 

A probable cause conference is set for February 24.