According to the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, Daniel Marsh, 16, will have his April trial date postponed until June 16. His attorneys successfully moved the date at a conference on March 27 because the investigation is still in process. Prosecutors on the case are not supportive of the motion to postpone trial.
The accused, Marsh, at the time 15, allegedly murdered and tortured Davis residents Claudia Maupin, 76, and Oliver Northup, 87, April 13 2013. He has pleaded not guilty.
The reason for the continuance was that prosecutors recently gave the defense DVD’s containing some surveillance footage in the area surrounding the crime scene. And though it may not have much conclusive evidence, the Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed said that the need to examine the evidence is necessary before the trial to fully consider the importance of the DVD footage.
A status conference will be held April 29 and a trial-setting conference June 9. On June 16 Marsh will be tried as an adult at a Jury trial.
— Gabriella Hamlett