Could a new California law free a teenage killer convicted as an adult for the brutal double homicide of an elderly couple? Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate the murders, the case against Daniel Marsh, and the new law, in an encore of “Portrait of a Killer” to be broadcast Saturday, June 15 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“Portrait of a Killer” features Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS’ investigation into the brutal double homicide of an elderly California couple and the controversial law that might free their convicted killer, Daniel Marsh, when he turns 25. Six years ago, someone savagely stabbed to death Chip Northup, 87, and Claudia Maupin, 76, as they slept inside their Davis, Calif., home. Two months after the April 14, 2013 murders, police got an unexpected tip from a teenager saying his best friend, then-15-year-old Daniel Marsh, had bragged about the murders.
Marsh was tried as an adult, convicted and sentenced to 52 years to life. Four years after Marsh’s conviction, a new California law has thrown his sentence into jeopardy. Now, his lawyers are arguing that Marsh should be re-sentenced as a juvenile. If successful, Marsh, now 21, might be released on his 25th birthday.
48 HOURS: “Portrait of a Killer” is produced by Judy Rybak and Stephanie Slifer. Greg Fisher is the development producer. George Baluzy and Jud Johnston are the editors. Linda Martin is the update producer. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.