Markins’ trial follows that of fellow defendant Christina Williams, 37, of 1151 A Sherborne Road, Lucasville, who was convicted Friday in the deaths of two Lucasville residents, Gary D, Markins Sr., 65, of 1151 Sherborne Road, and Nina Mannering, 30, of 4433 Blue Run Road, Lucasville, on Jan. 8.
Williams was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 67 years.
Markins Jr., charged in the same deaths, enters his trial with four counts of aggravated murder, felonies of the first degree; aggravated burglary; aggravated robbery; and kidnapping, all felonies of the first degree, conspiracy to aggravated burglary and conspiracy to aggravated robbery, felonies of the second degree; tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; and theft of a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said that his office received a 911 call at 5:38 pm On Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 from a child stating that her mother and a friend had been shot. Deputies and detectives along with Minford squad 3 responded to the location on Sherborne Road. Upon their arrival, two subjects, Markins Sr. and Mannering, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Markins Jr. is being represented by co-counsels Jeremy Burnside and Luke Brazinski.
Assistant Scioto County Prosecutors Pat Apel and Julie Hutchinson will present the case for the state.
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