Davis Teen Tried as Adult in Murder Trial

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Daniel Marsh (right) sits next to his attorney. (Pool image)


Inside the Yolo County Courthouse, a high profile case was back in the courtroom Monday.

Daniel Marsh, in a shirt and tie, sat next to his attorney. The prosecution nearby. Marsh is now 17, but he is being tried as an adult.

He faces two counts of first degree murder plus special circumstance allegations of torture and lying in wait.

On Monday, the focus was on potential jurors, about 170 are expected to go through the process.

“I can not comment,” prosecuting attorney Michael Cabral said. “We are just in the process of selecting a jury right now.”

Marsh is accused of stabbing and killing Oliver ‘Chip’ Northup, 87, and his wife Claudia Maupin, 76, in their Davis condominium in April last year.

Marsh had initially pleaded not guilty.

He later changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

According to police, the teen confessed that he had walked around Davis in the early morning hours before the killing wearing black clothing and carrying a 6 inch knife.

Police say Marsh told them he was looking for open windows and doors before breaking into the couple’s home.

Opening statements are expected to be read during trial sometime next week.

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