Sentencing in Julius Schnoll case

Darrell Kastel has accepted a plea bargain in the 1979 murder of Mr. Julius Schnoll as I wrote in my previous post. I did not have further details then. I know learned that on August 30, 2010, Kastel was sentenced to 10-15 years for 2nd degree murder as part of a plea deal. He was credited […]

Update 1979 Julius Schnoll case

Darrell Kastel, facing a first-degree murder charge, entered a plea this morning, bringing relief to the people who were present during the 1979 shooting of a supermarket supervisor in Farmington, MI. Kastel, 56, pleaded no contest to an added charge of second-degree murder as part of a plea agreement. The first-degree felony murder charge against him […]

Update Trial Darrel Kastel

A pre-trial hearing has been set for next week for Darrell Kastel, the second defendant in the 1979 slaying of supermarket supervisor Julius Schnoll. Darrel Kastel was scheduled to go to trial this Monday, but the prosecution gave additional discovery evidence to the defense attorney and the trial was adjourned. At a hearing today, Kastel was given […]

William Hess found guilty in Julius Schnoll slaying

William Hess is facing a lifetime prison sentence after being found guilty Thursday of first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder in the death of Julius Schnoll, a supermarket supervisor more than 30 years ago. Hess showed little emotion as the verdict was read. He said, “Right,” as deputies led him out of Oakland Circuit […]

Guilty in 1979 Julius Schnoll murder

William Hess has been found guilty in the 1979 death of Julius Schnoll,  a Farmington Hills supermarket supervisor who was shot in the head execution-style 30 years ago. The trial against a second man suspected in the murder, Darrell Kastel, will begin April 26. The prosecution stated that two men, Kastel and Hess, killed 62-year-old Julius Schnoll on […]

Trial in 1979 Julius Schnoll case

The trial for one of two men accused of killing Julius Schnoll, a Farmington Hills supermarket supervisor execution-style 30 years ago, is under way. William Hess’ attorney and the prosecutor gave their opening statements in an Oakland County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Hess and a second suspect, Darrell Kastel, are charged with first-degree premeditated murder and […]