Unlawful Imprisonment Trial Underway
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The trial is underway in Marquette County for two Ishpeming men accused of kidnapping two women last summer, and holding them prisoner.
Prosecutors say 43-year-old Jason Sadowski and 65-year-old Charles Cope imprisoned the women in the basement of Sadowski’s martial arts studio in Ishpeming.
One of the two alleged victims has since died.
Sadowski and Cope are both accused of two counts each of torture and unlawful imprisonment.
Sadowski is also charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, solicitation of murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Both men have habitual offender – fourth offense status attached. They could face life in prison if convicted.
The trial is expected to wrap up by the end of this week.