Western Michigan basketball player Joeviair Kennedy has been charged with murder in connection with last week's shooting death of a fellow Western Michigan student.
He was arraigned by video Monday.
The maximum penalty is life in prison without parole.
Kennedy, 20, is also facing an armed robbery charge. Western Michigan has completely scrubbed the 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman from its website. He was averaging 3.1 points in 7.4 minutes for the Broncos.
"It's a devastating tragedy for everybody involved," Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins said. "Lives were changed forever. We're very, very respectful of that. And we're very shook by the whole thing."
According to authorities, Kennedy allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Jacob Jones at an off-campus apartment during a robbery of a phone and money. Kennedy is a graduate of Muskegon High in Michigan. He played on the Nike EYBL circuit for the Spiece Indy Heat alongside former Michigan State standout Deyonta Davis.