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Bond Set at $250,000 for Murder Suspect

Oct. 22, 2007 — Accused murderer Marcus Benton went back to jail after an advice-of-rights hearing Monday in Superior Court. His bond stands at $250,000.
He is accused of murdering Anan Sealy, who died Friday night, according to Benton's arrest warrant. If found guilty, Benton faces the possibility of life in prison with no parole. He is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and sale of ammunition.
The young man with short braids sat wide-eyed in the courtroom, biting his lip. When Judge Darryl Donohue asked Benton whether he understood the charges against him, Benton said, "Yes." After hearing his rights, Benton again indicated he understood.
Michael Joseph, the attorney representing Benton, was assigned to the case Monday morning and said he wasn't yet familiar with all the details of the case.
The bail set at $250,000 is the first issue at hand, according to Joseph.
"I am going through the process as quick as possible," he said. No date for arraignment has been set.
In the incident Friday night, police were called at approximately 9 p.m. to respond to a report of shots fired at Croixville Apartments. Officers found Sealy, 20, lying unresponsive in a pool of blood, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to police reports.
Sealy, a resident of the apartments, was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and pronounced dead at approximately 9:36 p.m. Benton, accompanied by his parents, turned himself into the Wilbur Francis Command in Estate Hannah’s Rest at approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday. He gave the police a statement and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
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Oct. 22, 2007 -- Accused murderer Marcus Benton went back to jail after an advice-of-rights hearing Monday in Superior Court. His bond stands at $250,000.
He is accused of murdering Anan Sealy, who died Friday night, according to Benton's arrest warrant. If found guilty, Benton faces the possibility of life in prison with no parole. He is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and sale of ammunition.
The young man with short braids sat wide-eyed in the courtroom, biting his lip. When Judge Darryl Donohue asked Benton whether he understood the charges against him, Benton said, "Yes." After hearing his rights, Benton again indicated he understood.
Michael Joseph, the attorney representing Benton, was assigned to the case Monday morning and said he wasn't yet familiar with all the details of the case.
The bail set at $250,000 is the first issue at hand, according to Joseph.
"I am going through the process as quick as possible," he said. No date for arraignment has been set.
In the incident Friday night, police were called at approximately 9 p.m. to respond to a report of shots fired at Croixville Apartments. Officers found Sealy, 20, lying unresponsive in a pool of blood, with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to police reports.
Sealy, a resident of the apartments, was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and pronounced dead at approximately 9:36 p.m. Benton, accompanied by his parents, turned himself into the Wilbur Francis Command in Estate Hannah’s Rest at approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday. He gave the police a statement and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
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