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Man accused of first-degree murder waives trial within one year

BY BRENT GRIFFITHS | SEPTEMBER 04, 2012 6:30 AM

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A man accused of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Broadway Apartments landlord has waived his right to a trial within one year, according to online court documents.

Justin Marshall is accused of killing John Versypt in October 2009.

Marshall’s attorney, Thomas Gaul, filed an additional motion on Aug. 31 to suppress evidence. Gaul had previously stated during a hearing that during a deposition police had acknowledged that they continued to interrogate Marshall after he invoked his right to remain silent. Claiming that Marshall told the officer “I don’t want to talk anymore,” but the officer “kept talking.”

Next month will be the third year since the slaying. Marshall originally was a material witness in Charles William Curtis Thompson’s trial in connection to the murder. However, Thompson’s trial was ruled a mistrial, and Thompson then signed documents stating that Marshall killed Versypt.

A scheduling conference over the phone was previously scheduled to set new deadlines and dates for Marshall’s case.


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