New details in the murder of a woman in Niles Township

NOW: New details in the murder of a woman in Niles Township


BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich.-  John Lewis has been charged with first degree premeditated murder in the death of his wife.

His bond was set at $1 million and investigators say an affair, pills and ammunition could serve as evidence in this homicide case.

Court documents detail a series of events that led investigators to believe John Lewis is responsible for the death of Carla Lewis, his wife.

Lewis is currently at the Berrien County Jail. If he’s found guilty he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

On August 13th, according to the court documents filed in John Lewis’s case, Carla was found in a crouched position near a marijuana plant. She was dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

Lewis was found uninjured and according to police he made no attempt to help or provide first aid. He was then transported to the Niles Police Station and interviewed.

Lewis stated two men appeared at this home and shot at them and even said he believed those two strangers took off in his wife’s vehicle.

After investigators questioned neighbors they found out no one saw those men Lewis had mentioned.

According to the court documents, investigators contacted one of Lewis’ acquaintances. Lewis had sent that person to grab eight boxes of Tula brand 9 mm ammunition; all that has now been turned over to investigators as evidence.

According to police that same ammunition was found at the crime scene.

Investigators then interviewed Lewis’ daughter. She stated her mother, Carla, had a surveillance camera installed in the living room two weeks prior. Investigators say that camera was taken down or disconnected.

A woman who was having an affair with Lewis says he came up to her and told her about a plan to kill his wife by drugging her with Xanax. The court documents state that when she heard about the shooting at their home she asked to talk to the lead investigator.

The next time Lewis is expected in court is Wednesday the 23rd in the morning.

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