YWCA of Kalamazoo Organizes March Against Judge
Members of the community will come together this afternoon in Kalamazoo to protest what they feel is a light sentence for a Kalamazoo man.
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Kalamazoo is holding a march at 12:30 p.m. Monday from the YWCA to Bronson Park, near the courthouse, because they say Adam Shigwadja is getting off easy for his assault of Sophia Putney-Cox on Sept. 15, 2014.
Shigwadja was convicted by Kalamazoo County Judge Pamela Lightvoet last month of First Degree Home Invasion, Assault with Intent To Commit Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder, and Second Degree Arson.
Lightvoet says that the evidence didn't show that Shigwadja intended to kill his victim, but opponents say that he deserves attempted murder charges.
Sophia Putney-Cox and Grace Lubwama, the CEO of the YWCA, will be taking part in the march.
Lubwama says that the judge didn't recognize a case of domestic violence when she should have.