Attorneys declared during a brief hearing on April 28 in Yolo Superior Court that that the trial of alleged murderer Daniel Marsh will begin as scheduled.
The accused, Daniel Marsh, will be 17 by the time the trial commences on June 17. He will be tried as an adult for the brutal deaths by stabbing of Oliver “Chip” Northup, 87, and his wife Claudia Maupin, 76, in their Cowell Boulevard residence in South Davis.
Marsh has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him, including two counts of murder in the first degree with the enhancements of lying in wait and torture.
Marsh will be tried as an adult. Defense attorneys had asked for a continuance of the trial which had originally been scheduled to begin on April 14, 2014, the one year anniversary of the crimes.
At issue was an expert witness, who “due to the nature of the review … will not be able to complete his investigation prior to the currently scheduled trial,” Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson wrote in a declaration asking for the continuance.
Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed scheduled a June 2 status conference for all attorneys to confirm their readiness to go forward with the trial. Marsh has been confined in the Yolo County Juvenile Hall since his June 17, 2013 arrest.