Michigan man gets life sentence for 2019 killing, mutilation

Dec 14, 2022, 6:43 PM | Updated: Dec 15, 2022, 8:53 am
Mark Latunski appears before Judge Matthew J. Stewart at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunn...

Mark Latunski appears before Judge Matthew J. Stewart at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentenced to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Kevin Bacon, 25, in Latunski's home. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

              Flanked by his attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Kurt E. Krause, Mark Latunski appears before Judge Matthew J. Stewart at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentence to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Kevin Bacon, 25, in Latunski's home.  (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
            
              Judge Matthew J. Stewart speaks during Mark Latunski's sentencing hearing at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentenced to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Kevin Bacon, 25, in Latunski's home. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
            
              Friends and family of the late Kevin Bacon,25, react at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, after Mark Latunski was sentenced to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Bacon in Latunski's home. [Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
            
              Mark Latunski appears before Judge Matthew J. Stewart at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentence to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Kevin Bacon, 25, in Latunski's home. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
            
              Mark Latunski is escorted from  the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentenced to life in prison for the 2019 murder of Kevin Bacon in Latunski's home. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
            
              Mark Latunski appears before Judge Matthew J. Stewart at the Shiawassee County Courthouse in Corunna, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Latunski was sentenced to life for the 2019 murder and mutilation of Kevin Bacon, 25, in Latunski's home. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who acknowledged killing another man and hanging the victim’s mutilated body from the ceiling of his home was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

A Shiawassee County judge sentenced Mark Latunski, 53, to life in prison without the possibility of parole on a first-degree murder charge for killing 25-year-old Kevin Bacon, of Swartz Creek, in December 2019.

Latunksi was also sentenced to 11 months to be served concurrently on a charge of disinterment and mutilation of a dead body.

He pleaded guilty to murder in September for killing Bacon, leaving it to Shiawassee County Judge Matthew Stewart to determine if it would be classified as first-degree or second-degree murder. Stewart determined in October that the killing was premeditated first-degree murder and that Latunski would face life without parole.

Family members reported Bacon missing when he didn’t show up for breakfast on Christmas Day 2019. His mutilated body was found three days later, hanging from the ceiling of Latunski’s home in Bennington Township, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

Police said Latunski admitted to killing Bacon, whom he had met through the dating app Grindr, and eating parts of his body.

Latunski was initially found incompetent to stand trial, but that status changed after mental health treatment and he was ordered to trial. He pleaded guilty before a trial could begin.

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Michigan man gets life sentence for 2019 killing, mutilation