Two men charged in Dowagiac murder arraigned, victim identified

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- The two men charged in the deadly home invasion at a home on Louise Avenue were arraigned on multiple charges Wednesday afternoon.

Justin Robert-Gabriel Carlton and Jay Vincent Penar are each facing one count of open murder, one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, four counts of armed robbery and five counts of felony firearm.

Carlton is also facing an enhancement for being a habitual offender.

Carlton and Penar are accused of entering the home early Monday morning, tying up the people inside the home and fatally shooting Michael Collins.

They are both due in court again on February 12.

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