Michael Lawrence has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the Saginaw drive-by shooting that killed six-year- old Lay'la Jones in August, 2012. A jury convicted Lawrence last month of first degree premeditated murder plus 19 other charges in the Jones case. The 24-year-old Lawrence is the last of three men to be sentenced for the crime.
He faces a second trial within the next couple of months for the April, 2013, murder of his former girlfriend Angelica Olivarez. The two had a now four-year-old son who was in the home at the time of her murder and testified at Lawrence's preliminary hearing.