Police charge second suspect in 2009 murder

BY DI STAFF | JULY 27, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police have formally charged a second suspect in a local 2009 homicide.

Justin Alexander Marshall, 20, was charged July 12 with first-degree murder, a Class A felony for which he could serve a life sentence.

Iowa City and Lancaster, Texas police apprehended Marshall earlier this month, for the murder of John Versypt, a 64-year-old landlord who was shot dead in one of his Broadway properties.

According to police complaints, witnesses said they heard a "pop" the night of the shooting in October 2009, saw people running, and heard Marshall knocking on a door asking to be let in.

Authorities said Marshall was seen the night before the slaying with codefendant, Charles William Curtis Thompson, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in February 2010.

— by Brian Albert

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