DAVIS (CBS13) – Opening statements will begin Tuesday in the trial of a Davis teenager accused of stabbing an elderly couple to death last year.

Seventeen-year-old Daniel Marsh, who is being tried as an adult, faces two counts of first-degree murder.

Investigators say Marsh, who was 15-years-old at the time of the murders, confessed to stabbing 87-year-old Chip Northup and his wife 76-year-old Claudia Maupin to death. Each was stabbed more than 60 times.

“He stated that he wore a black mask and black pilot’s jacket.” said one investigator, going on to say Marsh admitted to breaking into the couple’s home through a window, watching the couple sleep, then attacking the couple in bed.

According to other testimony, Claudia begged him to stop as she died. Prosecutors say Marsh confessed to then mutilating their bodies.

Investigators also testified Marsh confessed that, before the murders, he wandered the street looking for any victim.
“[Marsh] said he was surprised that Davis did a good job of securing their residences.”

Investigators told the court Marsh conceded he had plans to kill again.

“He said next time he thought about wandering around Davis and planned on [beating someone] with a bat.”

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