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Man Accused of Raping, Killing Murrieta Mom to Stand Trial

Judge Michael Rushton ruled there was a great amount of circumstantial evidence to try Marquise McGlown in the death of Shanae Wesley, The Press-Enterprise reported.

Marquise Denzell McGlown (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Marquise Denzell McGlown (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
A judge ruled Friday that there is enough evidence to try a Hemet man for the killing of a young Murrieta woman whose body was discovered in an apartment fire.

Following testimony given over a two-day hearing at Southwest Justice Center, Judge Michael Rushton cited a great amount of circumstantial evidence against Marquise Denzell McGlown in the death of 23-year-old Shanae Christiana Wesley, The Press-Enterprise reported.

McGlown, 23, is charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder, arson of an inhabited structure and vehicle theft in Wesley's death that was discovered early Oct. 31, 2012 at Waterstone Apartments in Murrieta.

The single mother's 3-year-old son was rescued from the burning apartment.

Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach is seeking the death penalty against McGlown, according to John Hall, spokesman for the DA's Office.

Hall said that at least nine witnesses provided testimony during the two-day hearing that began Thursday.

Rushton scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment in the case for Nov. 8.

McGlown, who is also charged with special circumstance allegations of lying in wait and killing during the commission of a burglary, remains held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

To read The Press-Enteprise's coverage of the hearing, click here.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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Alek J Hidell October 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM
This rapist arson-murderer lied in wait on All Hallow's eve. Demon . Muffled rape with her baby feet away...Torched the apartment building to hide evidence, his only reason. In prior decades his neck would be stretched and the photo of his smiling captors would be lamented by Morgan Freeman today. Well now you know why.... McGlown. "Satan's Clown"...
Steve Newman October 19, 2013 at 02:47 AM
No hidel- you are satans clown- this dude will get his-maybe you will to _ I will be at the Lake elsinore preparedness display from 10:30 to 13:00. Come on tough guy- be there. You can recognize me by the t shirt- Blackwater.
kristin c October 20, 2013 at 09:42 AM
This again?
lotsahelp October 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM
I hope they can convict this guy!
SA October 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM
And the lovely president said that the “white devil rapes and murders black females” … I hope this demon sautés in the hate that he is…
Steve Newman October 21, 2013 at 02:40 PM
kleiner- boring
Steve Newman October 22, 2013 at 05:04 PM
SA-kind of the reverse of what Obamas father did don't you think?

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