WOODLAND (CBS13) – The Davis man convicted when he was a teen of murdering an elderly couple will remain in adult court, a judged decided on Wednesday.
Daniel Marsh was 15 when he was convicted and sentenced to 52-years-to-life in prison for the grisly 2013 killing of Davis couple Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin.READ MORE: Local World War II Hero Has Yet To Be Cremated, Months After Death
However, Proposition 57 now requires judges to decide if minors will be tried as adults – which wasn’t available when marsh was initially tried.
Breaking: Yolo Co. judge says there’s no chance Daniel Marsh will be rehabilitated before he’s 25 years old. Says the gravity of his crimes supports transfer to adult court to continue serving life sentence. pic.twitter.com/Hc2GVnPFKZ
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During a hearing Wednesday afternoon, a Yolo County judge said there is no chance Marsh will be rehabilitated before he’s 25 years old. The judge said the gravity of Marsh’s crimes and his lack of progress behind bars supports transfer to adult court to continue serving the life sentence.
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Marsh, who is now 21, was originally tried as an adult. He was convicted in 2014. Voters passed Prop. 57 while Marsh was appealing his murder conviction.MORE NEWS: Stockton Gets Poor Ranking In New ‘Happiest Cities’ Study
Wednesday’s decision by the judge means Marsh will be returned to state prison to finish out the 52-years-to-life sentence.