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Western Michigan Basketball Player Charged With Murder Of Another Student

A college basketball player has been charged with murdering another student.

Joeviair Kennedy, a 20-year-old basketball player at Western Michigan, has been charged with the murder of another WMU student. Jacob Jones, 19, was killed in an off-campus apartment last week.

From the Associated Press:

Prosecutors have filed murder and armed robbery charges against a Western Michigan University basketball player in the killing of a fellow student last week.

Joeviair (Joe-vee-AIR') Kennedy is due to be arraigned Monday in a Kalamazoo County court in Thursday's fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones in an off-campus apartment. Prosecutors don't know if the 20-year-old Muskegon man has an attorney yet.

Authorities allege that Kennedy killed Jones during a robbery of a phone and money. Others were present.

Jones was suspended by the university and has since been taken off the basketball team's roster.

Steve Hawkins, Western Michigan's head coach, told reporters what happened is a "devastating tragedy for everybody involved."