Murder Charges Filed in Danville Shooting

Murder Charges Filed in Danville Shooting

A Danville man arrested last month in a fatal shooting is now facing additional charges of first-degree murder.  Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy says 26-year-old Bryant Marshall could face a possible penalty of 45 years to natural life in prison if he is convicted in the shooting death of an ex-girlfriend.

Lacy says 29-year-old Marlene Brown suffered at least three gunshot wounds to the head on December 15th (2018).  She died ten days later at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Danville Police say they found the victim lying in the road in the 300 block of Washington Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. on December 15th.  Police say that as they were responding to the scene Marshall flagged them down and said he was the person they wanted.

In addition to three counts of first degree murder, defendant Bryant Marshall also faces three new counts of aggravated battery with a firearm with a possible penalty of 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if convicted.

The State’s Attorney reminded the public that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until prosecutors are able to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.