October 24, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - A 16-year-old Northern California boy once praised as a hero for saving his dad's life is facing charges that he stabbed an elderly couple to death at their home.
The Sacramento Bee reports that 16-year-old Daniel William Marsh is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in a Yolo County courtroom on two first-degree murder charges. Marsh was charged a day earlier as an adult in the April attack on 87-year-old Oliver Northup and his wife, 76-year-old Claudia Maupin, in Davis.
The couple was found dead by police conducting a welfare check. Authorities say Marsh's motive is not known. He did not know the couple, and police don't believe anything was taken from the home.
Marsh was honored by the American Red Cross in 2009 after he restarted his father's heart following a heart attack.