WOODLAND (CBS13) – Daniel Marsh, a Davis teen accused of brutally killing two seniors in 2013, has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.
The verdict was reached by the jury Friday morning and read at Yolo County Superior Court around 1:15 p.m. Marsh was also found guilty on all enhancements – lying in wait, torture and multiple murders.
Investigators said 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.
Closing arguments by the prosecutor and Marsh’s defense attorney were heard Thursday.
Earlier in September, the jury learned the gruesome details about the murder. Prosecutors presented a video to the jury that showed Marsh admitting to the murders.
Marsh said that he had gone to between 40 and 50 homes looking for unlocked doors or windows when he an open window at the couple’s home. He said he watched the couple as they slept before he attacked.
According to other testimony, Claudia begged him to stop as she died. Marsh confessed to mutilating their bodies, prosecutors said.
Marsh told investigators in his confession video “It felt right,” “It felt amazing,” and “It felt great.”
Marsh’s attorney didn’t deny the teen murdered the couple. Instead, he blamed the teen’s actions on his parents’ divorce and antidepressants.
Complete coverage of the Daniel Marsh case:
–Jury Hearing Closing Arguments In Trial Of Murdered Davis Couple
–Paramedic: Elderly Davis Couples’ Organs Were Removed After Stabbing
–Jury Hears Gruesome Details Of 15-Year-Old’s Alleged Slaying Of Elderly Davis Couple
–Trial Begins Tuesday For Davis Teen Accused Of Killing Seniors
–Teen Accused Of Murdering Davis Couple Wants Torture Charge Dropped
–Investigators Say Teen Suspected Of Killing Elderly Couple Planned To Kill Again
–Charges Filed Against 16-Year-Old Accused Of Murdering Davis Couple