Juries Convict Three in 2012 Carjacking and Murder of Grand Blanc Woman
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has announced that three separate juries have rendered guilty verdicts in the March 2012 carjacking and murder of a Grand Blanc woman.
James Less Horn, 21 of Flint, Nancy Edna Johnson, 34 of Davison, and Matthew Allen Riselay, 20 of Flint, were each charged and convicted of killing Leslie Mills, 55 of Grand Blanc, on March 4th, 2012 at around 9 p.m.
Mills was getting gas on Corunna Road in Flint Township when the assailants approached her car. Riselay was standing outside the passenger door of Mills’ vehicle and fired a single shot at her before dropping the gun. Johnson picked the gun up and shot Mills several more times. Mills was then shoved out of the car which was driven away by the assailants. An ambulance was dispatched to the gas station and Mills died while en route to the hospital. Her car was found by police a short time later at the Economy Motel on Corunna Road. Police set up surveillance and the suspects were arrested a short time later.
Just a few days later Leyton charged the three co-defendants with five felony counts including first-degree felony murder. Three separate juries were convened on April 23rd this year and heard the cases against the three. Johnson and Riselay were convicted on all five counts and Horn was convicted on two counts.
A fourth person involved in the case pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact and testified in trial against the others. Phillip Michael Eason, 22 of Mt. Morris, hid the gun that was used in the murder. He faces up to 10 years in prison for the charges against him in exchange for his testimony.
Leyton said he was pleased with the verdicts and that justice has been served for Mills and her family. He added “this type of crime, involving the most serious offense possible against an unsuspecting, innocent victim going about her normal routine, is what is most frightening and most threatening to our community.”