Posted: 12:48 PM Sep 15, 2009
Murder Suspect's Family Speaks
The family of Harlan Drake, the man charged with murdering two people in Owosso, releases a statement about Friday's killings.
The man charged with murdering two people in Owosso was battling depression and was experiencing problems with his medication.
That's according to a statement released by Harlan Drake's family.
His wife, mother and brother also don't believe the killings were in response to any grudges Drake may have had.
"We do not feel these tragic killings were premeditated, a political statement regarding pro-life or pro-abortion factions, or out of a grudge. We have been overwhelmed by sadness and emotion as we try to understand what happened and why."
Drake is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of James Pouillon and Mike Fuoss.
He was arrested at his home shortly after the killings Friday morning.
Investigators say he was also planning on killing a third person.
Drake is now back in jail after being taken to the hospital over the weekend after a suicide attempt in his cell.
A service for Mike Fuoss was held in Owosso Tuesday morning. He was then taken to Chelsea to be buried.
James pouillon was cremated Monday after a private funeral service–however, there will be a public memorial for him at Owosso's football stadium, at 1pm Wednesday.
That's Willman Field, on the corner of S. Dewey and Grover street.