A woman in Perth is set to go to trial next month for the killing of a man she shot in the head after a fight.
Kathryn Ann Harris, 28, will be charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing 28-year-old Joseph Scott Wren in a home in Kalamazoo County in January.
The victim’s body was found with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Ms Harris, who has a previous criminal record, is accused of being part of a group of people who engaged in a “robbery, sexual assault and battery” on Wren, a man who lived in a rural area near Kalamazu, Michigan.
Her trial is set for June.
Ms Wren’s mother told ABC Perth the case has been a nightmare for her and her family.
“We’re still hoping for a fair trial, hopefully justice will prevail for Joseph, but at the same time I can’t believe it,” Mrs Wren said.
“My son is a very good young man.
He had his job, he had his family and now they’re gone.”
Ms Wenson said the family was devastated.
“I think I can safely say that we’re still holding onto our hope for justice and for Joseph,” she said.
In a statement to ABC Perth, the Kalamazou County Sheriff’s Office said it is assisting with the investigation into the murder of Mr Wren.
“Deputies are assisting in the investigation of a homicide in Kalampoo County, Michigan,” the statement said.
Police said they were looking for a dark-colored vehicle with the licence plate KTM4XQ.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 269-TIPS (8477).