Judge: Grant conviction stands

Published On: Feb 08 2012 03:46:19 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 07 2009 10:55:01 AM EDT

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Macomb County man who choked his wife to death and dismembered the body.

Stephen Grant claimed the judge erred by not moving the trial out of Macomb County and by failing to suppress his statements to police. But the appeals court disagreed in a decision released Wednesday.

In March 2007, Tara Grant's torso was discovered in a container in the couple's garage in Washington Township. About two weeks earlier, Stephen Grant had reported her missing.

Tara Grant's head and other body parts were found at Stony Creek Metropark, which was a few miles from the couple's home.

Macomb County Medical Examine Stephen Spitz said at Stephen Grant's trial that parts of Tara Grant's remains are still missing, including part of her leg, her right foot and a portion of her arm.

Coincidentally, a book about the case, titled "Limb From Limb," was released this week.

Stephen Grant is serving a prison sentence of 50 years to 80 years at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility for second-degree murder.


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