Warren man convicted of first degree murder of ex-girlfriend

A Macomb County jury recently convicted 43-year-old James Rockett III on all charges after a four-day jury trial by Assistant Prosecutors Mark Laws and Brian Fox.  

The jury returned a guilty verdict after an hour of deliberation.  

Authorities say Rockett went to the home of his ex-girlfriend on March 10, 2022 and shot her 15 times in front of her children.  

He was found guilty of First Degree Murder (mandatory life without the possibility of parole) and Felony Firearm (two year mandatory felony). 

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Faunce is scheduled to sentence Rockett on Thursday, June 6.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to the members of the jury, who meticulously weighed the evidence and rendered a verdict guided by the principles of law. While we cannot erase the pain inflicted, we stand together in the pursuit of justice, honoring the memory of the life taken and striving to prevent such tragedies from ever occurring again,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido.