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Man charged after 2 men fatally shot in western Michigan

June 25, 2019
This undated photo provided by the Barry County Sheriff's Department shows Jon Otis Burnett, a 63-year-old man who has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men in western Michigan. Authorities say 21-year-old Bryce DeGood and 73-year-old Gary Peake were found dead Friday, June 21, 2019 of gunshot wounds in Orangeville Township, Mich. (Barry County Sheriff's Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Barry County Sheriff's Department shows Jon Otis Burnett, a 63-year-old man who has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men in western Michigan. Authorities say 21-year-old Bryce DeGood and 73-year-old Gary Peake were found dead Friday, June 21, 2019 of gunshot wounds in Orangeville Township, Mich. (Barry County Sheriff's Department via AP)

HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) — A 63-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men in western Michigan.

Jon Otis Barnett was ordered held on $10 million bond following a hearing Monday in Hastings. He faces assault and weapons charges as well, and authorities say he also tried to strangle his wife.

Gordon Shane McNeill, a lawyer appointed to represent Barnett, declined to comment Tuesday.

Authorities say 21-year-old Bryce DeGood and 73-year-old Gary Peake were found dead Friday afternoon of gunshot wounds in Barry County’s Orangeville Township. Peake was found in a home and DeGood by a road. A possible motive for the shootings wasn’t immediately released.

Prosecutors say Barnett could face more charges, since he allegedly shot at motorists who tried to help DeGood. A witness called 911.