Genesee County Man Sentenced to 65-100 yrs in Prison for Murder of Homer Twp Woman

FLINT, MI – A Forest Township man has been sentenced to a minimum term of 65 years in prison for the killing a Homer Township woman whose body was found along the banks of the Flint River in 2015.

John E. Barritt, 50-years-old, was convicted in October of second degree murder, second degree arson, fourth degree arson and tampering with evidence in the slaying of Amy Wienski, 44-years-old, of Homer Township, with whom Barritt was living and dating around the time of her death.

At Barritt’s sentencing, Circuit Court Judge F. Kay Behm sentenced him to a minimum of 65 years in prison and up to a maximum of 100 years. He was also sentenced to 15-20 years on second degree arson, 3-5 years on fourth degree arson, and 3-5 years for tampering with evidence.

“I want to commend Judge Behm for handing down an appropriate sentence for the violent and heinous acts of John Barritt,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton after the sentencing. “After today’s sentencing and given he is 50 years old, Barritt will never be a threat to the public’s safety ever again,” said Prosecutor Leyton.

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