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Man who supplied gun in fatal spree pleads guilty - Jul 4th, 2013 - Local

— A man has pleaded guilty to providing a gun to another man who killed seven people in Grand Rapids in 2011.

It was illegal for Michael Allen to supply a gun to Roderic Dantzler because Dantzler was an ex-convict who wasn't supposed to have weapons. Allen is a 35-year-old Grand Rapids resident and faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he returns to court on November 18th.

Allen pleaded guilty Wednesday. Dantzler killed seven people during a shooting spree, including his estranged wife and their 12-year-old daughter. He also killed himself.

Federal prosecutors say ex-convict Joseph Krul pleaded guilty in May to possessing the same gun before Dantzler got it.