WOODLAND (CBS13) – A Yolo County Superior Court Judge has sentenced a Davis teen to life in prison for the brutal murder of an elderly couple.
Daniel Marsh was found guilty in September of stabbing 87-year-old Chip Northup and his wife 76-year-old Claudia Maupin to death. The verdict also found the teen guilty on enhancements of lying in wait, torture and multiple murders.
At Friday’s hearing, Judge David Reed sentenced Marsh to 52 years to life in prison – 25 years for each count of murder, plus two more years.
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 – who was 15 at the time of the murders – 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.
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