GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have made an arrest in the June 1990 murder of Christopher Joel Battaglia, who was bludgeoned to death while walking home in the Eastown neighborhood on Grand Rapids' southeast side.
Aurelias Jualious Marshall, 56, was booked into the Kent County Jail Thursday for open murder. He was arrested last month on a felony perjury charge, but was released after posting a $200,000 bond.
He is being held without bond in the Kent County Jail pending arraignment Friday for open murder.
Battaglia had left Mulligan's Pub in Eastown about 1:45 a.m. on June 11. Passersby found him in front of Trinity United Methodist Church on Lake Drive SE suffering from severe head wounds. Battaglia died a few hours later.
The 23-year-old was about to start classes at Aquinas College.