Sunday, September 26, 2021

The man was convicted of murdering an elderly couple but was refused early release

Daniel Marsh murdered and maimed an elderly couple in 2013. Although he was tried as an adult at the age of 15, he will continue to go to jail while serving his sentence.

The California court dismissed Marsh’s appeal on September 9. He will pass Senate Bill 1391 in 2022 with the help of turning 25 years old, which will allow him to be released without a criminal record.

Sarah Rice, the granddaughter of the old couple, said that after eight years of fighting to put Marsh in prison, she was very happy to be able to officially mourn the loss of her grandparents.

“We have been through it for eight years, so there are a lot of accumulated emotions on all levels,” Rice told The Epoch Times. “The reality is that I lost my grandmother in this matter. You know there is a lot of sadness now, but now I feel that I am in a place where I can truly grieve her instead of him, the one who is responsible for what he did. People to our family.”

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(Provided by Sarah Rice)

When Marsh brutally killed 87-year-old Oliver Northup and 76-year-old Claudia Maupin while sleeping in their home in Northern California, he was just a few weeks away from his 16th birthday.

After Marsh was first convicted, Rice and her family believed that they had time to recover before Governor Jerry Brown accidentally passed SB 1391 in 2018.

“It appeared without any warning, it was actually just putting a wrench in everything we did, and we had to stand on the plate,” Rice said.

Rice started campaigning after the announcement of SB 1391 to raise awareness about her grandparents’ case and how the bill would allow violent criminals to go unpunished.

After years of election campaigns, Rice felt a kind of “pure relief” from the news of the court’s final ruling on Wednesday.

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Marsh will continue to serve 52 years to life imprisonment.

Vanessa Serna

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

The man was convicted of murdering an elderly couple but was refused early release
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