Former MSP Trooper Sentenced to 5-15 Years in MDOC

DETROIT, MI – Mark Lin Bessner, the former MSP Trooper who was charged in connection with the August 26th, 2017 fatal ATV crash that killed 15-year-old Damon Grimes on Rossini Street in Detroit was sentenced today May 13th, 2019.Mark Bessner

On October 31, 2018, the first trial was declared a mistrial due to a hung jury. On April 17, 2019, in the second trial, the jury returned a guilty verdict on the charge of Involuntary Manslaughter. Today Mark Bessner received 5 to 15 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections, and $8000 in restitution was ordered by Judge Margaret Van Houten.