DAVIS – Three and a half years ago, Daniel Marsh was honored with an American Red Cross Heroes award for his quick thinking in saving his father’s life.
On Tuesday, Daniel William Marsh, 16, was charged with two counts of first degree murder. Enhancements included using a knife and lying in wait. Therefore, Marsh will be tried as an adult according to the complaint filed by the Yolo County District Attorney’s office Tuesday.
Back in 2009, Daniel Marsh’s father, experiencing heart attack symptoms in the family’s West Davis home, attempted to drive to Sutter Davis Hospital. His son got in the car also.
On the way, Daniel Marsh’s father passed out. Just 12 years old at the time, Daniel Marsh took control of the vehicle and safely brought it to a halt.
A possible motive for the killings or any relationship Daniel William Marsh may have had with the homicide victims, Oliver “Chip” Northup, 87, and his wife Claudia Maupin,76, have yet to be disclosed by authorities.
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