Victim in Murrieta Apartment Fire was Allegedly Raped, Killed

Charges of murder and arson, including a special allegation of rape have been filed against 22-year-old Marquise McGlown in the Oct. 31 death of 23-year-old Shanae Wesley of Murrieta.

A Murrieta woman whose body was found in an Oct. 31 apartment fire allegedly was raped and murdered prior to the fire being set, the Riverside County District Attorney's office said Monday.

Charges in the death of 23-year-old Shanae Christiana Wesley were filed Monday against Marquise Denzell McGlown, 22, of Hemet, the D.A.'s office announced in a news release.

McGlown, who investigators believe met Wesley the night of Oct. 30 at a Temecula bar, has been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder, arson of an inhabited structure and vehicle theft, according to the news release.

"Also attached to the murder charge are special allegations of lying in wait, murder during the commission of a rape, and murder during the commission of a burglary," wrote John Hall, spokesperson for the D.A.'s office. "Those special allegations make McGlown eligible for the death penalty. A decision whether to seek the death penalty against this defendant will be made at a later date by District Attorney Paul Zellerbach."

McGlown is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southwest Justice Center near Murrieta.

Wesley's body was found at about 6:45 a.m. in unit V-103 of 24850 Hancock Ave. after Murrieta police and fire personnel repsonded to a report of a fire.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and found a woman's body—later identified as Wesley—badly burned body in the apartment.

During the fire, Wesley’s 3-year-old son was rescued, then treated at a local hospital and released in good condition.

An investigation by Murrieta police detectives led to the identification of McGlown as a suspect in the crime. He was arrested on Nov. 2 in Hemet on a parole violation.

"Detectives submitted their criminal case to the DA’s Office which filed charges after reviewing the evidence in the case," Hall said.

Based on the evidence presented by police, Hall said it is believed that on the evening of Oct. 30, McGlown was with a friend at Bull Pen Burgers and Links, 27483 Ynez Road in Temecula. Wesley was at Bull Pen with a friend and encountered McGlown’s friend, with whom she was already acquainted, Hall said.

From there, investigators believe McGlown and his friend ended up at Wesley's apartment.

"McGlown and his friend went to Wesley’s apartment and were both aware that Wesley’s son was in the apartment," Hall said. "McGlown’s friend left and believed McGlown had already left as well. However, McGlown had taken Wesley’s keys and made his way back into the apartment after his friend was gone and is alleged to have then raped and murdered Wesley. McGlown then set a fire in the apartment in an apparent attempt to cover up his crimes and fled the scene by stealing Wesley’s car."

On Nov. 2, Wesley's 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was allegedly recovered by police in a parking lot in Hemet, not far from McGlown’s residence, Hall said.

Deputy District Attorney Jess Walsh of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting the case, Hall said.

Maureen Wil November 20, 2012 at 02:37 AM
I remember when Temecula and Murrieta used to be a good place to live. Now you hear of murders of all kinds. Just recently in two separate accidents individuals where killed, because someone ran a red light. Murder happens in a lot of different ways.
censored messenger November 20, 2012 at 02:57 AM
This McGlown demon again? And you were starting to think he was innocent, right? I TOLD you he intended to burn up the child with all the rest of the evidence, including all the residents of Waterstone Apts. Where is this ghoul's family? Who raised this beast? Perhaps all his associates need to be investigated as well, perhaps sociopath killer-rapists travel in packs?
Ashley Travis November 20, 2012 at 04:02 AM
This is horrible!! I live in the same apartments, and can't believe this happened. Feel so sorry for her family and her son She was around my age too!! Praying for her family and son Her place was in unit v... I live in unit m I saw the fire truck and ambulance go byy place but just didn't think of it. Especially this happening So sad
Ashley Travis November 20, 2012 at 04:04 AM
What else is sad is its down the street from that other horrible thin that happened when that guy stabbed the teenage girl to death. Both on hanock ave in murrieta! :(
Kristina November 20, 2012 at 04:30 AM
This turns my stomach!
Lash LaRue November 20, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Hmm Hemet used to be Blue Hairs and Banks now it looks like South Central.
Nuke Negro November 20, 2012 at 04:41 AM
That brother deserves a slow death
Bird November 20, 2012 at 07:34 AM
This is so tragic. Another child left without his mom. What a sick person to be so heartless, selfish and mean. An animal. I am glad he is exposed and arrested. He needs God.
mike smith November 20, 2012 at 08:09 AM
He will get it in the end, trust me.
JJ Mclure November 20, 2012 at 02:50 PM
that's what happens when you have welfare and open borders
Jenna November 20, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Not saying hes innocent but lots of questions about this....if this mcglown came to Shanaes apt with someone she knew, how/why did he leave before her acquaintance? Did he have a car? If they came together wouldn't the other guy have questioned how he was leaving with no transportation. Also wondering how the fire started? Was there an accelerent used? Mobil gas station across the street, wonder if they have checked all the survellience cameras for the time period. I am all for putting the scum who did this to Shanae and her son to death....just want to make sure they have the right guy. I'm assuming all the info they are getting is from Mcglowns friend. Hope the detectives are looking very carefully at that situation, they need to make sure they get the right guy.
Jenna November 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Yeah still don't understand why someone wouldn't call the cops if they hear a "death scream". Sounds like someone is being murdered and you just ignore it? Scary what our society has become.
cps November 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Read the story again because it says that he lfet with her friend and took her keys to her apartment without anyone knowing and then returned.
T 22 November 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
This is heartwrenching! Another young life snuffed out by a heartless human being. I'm so sorry to Shanae's family, I understand your pain and will be thinking of you everyday.
censored messenger November 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
"Ya dat even worse den dat wut happen de udder time". Mike Brown you hilarious oaf, can't even speak his own language....!
Jenna November 20, 2012 at 04:11 PM
It says"McGlown’s friend left and believed McGlown had already left as well. Sounds to me like its saying when McGlowns friend left he thought McGlown had already left earlier...assuming cause they came together from the bullpen, they were travelling together but maybe that wasnt the case.
Net November 20, 2012 at 04:13 PM
He'll probably just get life in prison. In other words, a free ride for killing someone. Free Meal, Free housing, Free Medical, Free Gym Pass, Free lessons on how to be more of a scumbag than he already is.
T 22 November 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Jenna, from my experience with the Riverside County Homicide Detectives, they probably have checked all of that. But, the investigation will continue, even though they have someone in custody.
Jenna November 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Im sure they are covering all the bases this is so horrible on so many levels
M. Lee Davis November 20, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Temecula and Murrieta STILL IS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE. Are you actually naive to think that this doesn't happen all over. Crime is everywhere. It always has been. That's why they keep statistical records of crime. I don't know but it seems to me that most of the violent crimes being committed in Murrieta and Temecula are being done so by people who don't even live here. Saskia's murderer was from San Berna-ghetto, I'm not sure where the deputy is from and this scumbag was from Hemet. All the arrest made in bank robberies that happen in Murrieta and Temecula are of people who live somewhere else. So how do you propose we keep all this from happening? You should really listen to what you post so that you don't sound so stupid!!!
censored messenger November 20, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Prisons don't have to be country clubs....prisons in most countries are labor camps where prisoners are used as slaves. Prisons can be made to be self-sustaining requiring no funding from public taxes. example-- Those prisoners not eager to work hard will only be given fortified bread and water, Those that work hard are provided more substantial meals.. The US needs to study prison maintenance from other countries such as China.
jim November 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
LA co jail is releasing its criminals in hemet, do your own investigation on what I am saying ..don't know why or how there getting away with it but it is getting my attention !!!something needs to be done needs to be stopped NoW cal helmet police ask them why they are being used as a dump station.
Jenna November 20, 2012 at 05:28 PM
There is more crime in murrieta now but also lots more people. Ive been here for 20 years amazing how many more people now...more people more crime but the disturbing tging is the callousness of the crimes and lack of conscious people seem to have. Never saw that here before well at least not much. Not just murder but robbery too. People even drive like they dont care if they kill someone...very disturbing....I agee the prison system doesnt do much to deter crime. Needs to be overhauled. Give basic food and water no perks for prisoners
Darlana November 20, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Our suburbs both Temecula and Murrieta have turned into Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County. I wish we had our small town living once again.
Anne November 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I have never lived in LA or SB but I did grow up in Philadelphia and I can guarantee you no way is our city like those places.
Nicole November 21, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Yea I live there too. I am in building O just a couple of buildings away. This is so damn sad. I feel so bad for her and her little boy. I can't believe that this has happened and so close to home too. She was only a couple years younger than me! She had so much more life to live! I hate it when people die so young. I just want to know why!?
Tobias November 21, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I agree Jenna. I know people don't want to think about it this way, but it's pretty easy to ready into what probably happened. She went into the bedroom with the friend she was 'already aquainted' with for awhile. When the friend came out of the bedroom some time later, McGlown was already gone and the friend assumed that McGlown had simply wandered off or called a friend for a ride. Based on the fact that McGlown stole her car after he started the fire, one would assume that he rode to the apartment with the friend. The police never towed a vehicle out of the apartments following the incident, so I doubt he left a car behind and took the victim's car.
you all are idiots November 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM
To all the idiots talking about the cities of Murrieta and Temecula you guys are way off subject we are talking about somebodies life not your priced homes,your fancy cars and golf courses. This was someone's life it's doesn't matter where you live there is always going to be crime weather it's in Murrieta,Temecula, Chicago,New York or San Bernardino you all need to ask the question what will you do if you hear a "death scream" or see someone being abused look the other way are call for help to keep your precious City safe or to keep a life in this case .... If you ask me the person who heard a death scream and didn't call for help failed his community since you all care so much ...may you all let this Soul rest in peace and stop talking about senseless stuff....
Jenna November 22, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I DON'T live in a pricey home, however, prior to moving here from OC, I took the time to look for a place that was RELATIVELY safe (as compared to other cities) where i could raise my kids and not have violent crime be a part of everyday living. It goes without saying that crime increases with increased population and the crappy economy doesn't help either. Nothing wrong with not wanting your community to go to the dogs such as Hemet and San B....Not saying everyone in those communities is a criminal just that there seems to be a very high crime rate there as well as many others. No one can deny that, no need to get defensive. This is not "senseless stuff". People are horrified about what happened to this young woman and her child. Of course people are going to talk about it but in NO WAY does it disrespect the victim that people talk about it. She lived in this community. This could have been anyones daughter. This was a hard working young woman by all accounts - OUR NEIGHBOR- Of course people are upset. Of course people are going to talk about it. This isn't a city where someone gets shot on the street everyday therefore everyone just takes it in stride.
you all are idiots November 22, 2012 at 03:58 AM
My point is all the other stuff besides her deaf is a relevant I actually was a very close friend to the victim so I find it ridiculous to be talking about anything else under this page besides paying your respect to her if you all want to talk about your precious community you guys can do it else where besides under this article. Because as a close friend I find it highly offense to see half the stuff you guys are talking about so I can only imagine how the family feels when they see all this crap.... This was a tragedy and very random act of violence that we're all hoping for justice for,so that this doesn't happening to anyone or anywhere else not just Murrieta.


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