Man convicted of killing girlfriend
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man who admits killing his girlfriend before exchanging gunfire with officers on a Grand Rapids freeway has been convicted of first-degree murder.
A Kent County jury returned the verdict Thursday after a brief trial. There was no dispute that Adam Nolin fatally shot Tia Randall at her home in Wyoming, near Grand Rapids, last September. But his lawyer insisted that Nolin “just snapped” and acted impulsively, not with premeditation.
The 33-year-old Nolin called his mother after the shooting. She, in turn, alerted authorities in the Grand Rapids area. Prosecutors said Nolin was upset because Randall was interested in another man.
After the shooting, police chased Nolin on U.S. 131. He shot at officers and was struck by a patrol car.
Nolin was also convicted of crimes related to the shootout.