Murder Preliminary Exam

Evidence concluded at approximately 8:10 pm Wednesday after a day-long preliminary exam for a man accused of an Iron County murder. The Iron County District Court made findings of fact Wednesday and determined there was probable cause to bind 44 year old David Levack over on all

charges issued in Complaint.

Levack’s complaint currently charges Open Murder, or in the alternative, Felony Murder; Home Invasion 1st Degree and Witness Intimidation. He will be arraigned in Iron County Circuit Court on Monday,

December 19, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. central time.

Testimony in the preliminary exam of a murder suspect meant the Kingsford man spent the better part of Wednesday in Iron County District Court. Levack is charged in the death of 81-year-old Joyce Johnson of Stambaugh. She was scheduled to testify against him in a home invasion trial in September. When Johnson didn’t show up for court, sheriff’s deputies performed a well–being check at her home and found her dead.

A Grand Rapids forensic pathologist determined the cause of death was homicide.

Levack faces life in prison if he’s convicted of his two homicide charges, a 20-year sentence for first-degree home invasion and 15 years for witness intimidating while committing a crime, while threatening to kill or injure someone.

Assisting in the Iron County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police in the investigation — Iron Mountain Police, Kingsford Public Safety and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department.