Murder Charge For Man Who Beat His Great Aunt To Death With A Bat
LOS ANGELES – The District Attorney announced a murder charge today, for a man who bludgeoned his great aunt to death with a bat. Marc Robert Ellison (dob 8/6/82) of Lancaster committed the grisly act on the 44200 block of 23rd Street West.
Initially, an assault with a deadly weapon call brought Deputies assigned to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station to the scene. They encountered Mildred Mary Jensen (93) who died at the scene from blunt-force trama to her upper torso. A bat, that was identified as murder weapon, was recovered at the scene.
Ellison, the woman’s great nephew, was taken into custody without incident at his home and questioned at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
As a result of the investigation by the LA County Sheriff’s Homicide Division, “Marc Robert Ellison (dob 8/6/82) faces one count of murder,” said L.A. County Deputy District Attorney SuSu Scott. An allegation declares that a bat was used as a deadly and dangerous weapon.
Ellison’s bail was set at $1 million, and he faces a maximum state prison sentence of 26 years to life.
This investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.