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Colon Man Arraigned For Strangling Girlfriend
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, October 25, 2021

(CENTREVILLE) – A Colon man has been arrested and arraigned in the strangulation death of his girlfriend.

St. Joseph County Sheriff Mary Lillywhite says his department arrested 35 year old Michael Lafler on a charge of open murder. He was arraigned on October 22 and bond is set at $1 million.

Lafler is accused of strangling his girlfriend, 33 year old Chelsea Wallen, in her home on October 15.

The case is still under investigation. No information has been released on when Lafler will next be in court.



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