Friday, January 25, 2008


Cop: DeKleine had milkshake after killing
by John Tunison
The Grand Rapids Press
Friday January 25, 2008, 12:55 PM
HOLLAND -- After allegedly killing his estranged wife, Holland police officer Ken DeKleine had his cut lip sewn up with stitches at Holland Hospital's Prime Care, then went to McDonald's for a chocolate shake, according to testimony at a court hearing this morning.

The testimony showed DeKleine apparently left the alleged murder scene about 12:45 p.m. and kept a cool demeanor, telling hospital medical staff a Dutch oven fell off a shelf and hit him in the mouth, causing the cut.

In a confession he gave to Michigan State Police Detective Gary Miles, DeKleine also told police he went to Model Drug store to buy some peroxide for the lip after being treated. He went to work at the police station at about 3:45 p.m.

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