WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – A Jury has convicted a former Washtenaw County man for Extortion and Witness Intimidation after he attempted to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife while in prison.
A Washtenaw County jury has convicted Kevin Beverly, 44, formerly of Washtenaw County, for one felony count of extortion and one felony count of witness intimidation.
“No woman should be treated the way that Kevin Beverly treated his ex-wife, it is wrong to intimidate or threaten anyone,” said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. “I took on this case because neither Nicole Beverly, nor any survivor of domestic violence, should ever be silenced, and I am glad that the members of the jury showed the world that this behavior is unacceptable.”
Beverly will be sentenced on May 15, 2018 by Judge Carol Kuhnke.
Extortion is a 20 year felony and witness intimidation is a 15 year felony.
Schuette charged Beverly in July of 2017 in three counties, Washtenaw, Wayne and Jackson. Beverly has already pleaded guilty in Wayne County.
In October of 2012, Kevin Beverly contacted his former wife Nicole Beverly on numerous occasions at her home in Washtenaw County, instructing her as to how she should testify at their upcoming child support proceeding and made threats that she would be harmed if she did not follow his instructions.
During Kevin Beverly’s April 16, 2013 sentencing hearing for aggravated stalking, Nicole Beverly made a victim impact statement, and he threatened and intimidated her as a result of those comments.