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Judge sets $1 million bond for Niles man accused of killing his wife

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The man who alleged men had broken into his home and killed his wife has been charged with first degree premeditated murder in her death.

John Lewis was arraigned on Wednesday. His bond was set at $1 million. If he is released, he will be placed on GPS monitoring.

Lewis called 9-1-1 Sunday just before 6 p.m. to report a shooting.

When police arrived to his home on Lawndale Avenue, they found his wife dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

An autopsy determined she had been shot five times, according to the prosecutor's office.

Lewis initially told investigators strangers had broken into his home and killed his wife and fled in her vehicle.

The prosecutor's office said evidence led to the charges against Lewis.

During the initial investigation, Lewis was found in violation of the Medical Marijuana Act and was taken into custody on a charge of manufacture of marijuana. He was arraigned on that charge Tuesday.

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