Man poured acid on girlfriend’s face, charged with torture say investigators

Gregory Alan Marsman

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — An Allegan County man who allegedly poured acid on the face and chest of his girlfriend was charged on Thursday.

Gregory Alan Marsman, 53, was charged in an Allegan County courtroom Thursday afternoon with torture, home invasion, assault and third offense domestic violence. As an habitual offender, he can face up to life in prison for each felony charge. His bond was set at $100,000.

Police say 54-year-old Sheryl Keech returned to the 66th Street home she shared with Marsman Wednesday afternoon to find him destroying the inside of the house. When Keech walked inside, she was tackled, knocked to the ground and Marsman began pouring acid on her face and chest.

Investigators said Marsman was allegedly making statements about the Keech’s son being possessed. “Demonic” letters were also found in Marsman’s bedroom.

After the attack, Keech ran across the street to a neighbor’s house for help. She was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital where she is being treated. According to her family’s GoFundMe page, she is currently on a ventilator and feeding tube, fighting for her life.

Marsman is scheduled to be back in court on March 24.

Crime

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