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    CA - Deanna Johnson, 14, Vacaville, 15 Nov 1982 *Arrest*

    Marvin Markle Jr. is also a person of interest in an unsolved homicide that occurred in Vacaville over 30 years ago, when he was just 17 years old. On November 15, 1982, 14 year old, Deanna Lynn Johnson went missing from a high school party in her own neighborhood. Her parents contacted police that evening, when Deanna Lynn failed to return home with her older brother. The next morning, two railroad employees made a horrifying discovery, it was Deanna Lynn Johnson. Her cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head.
    http://www.truecrimecalifornia.com/t...-lynn-johnson/

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    More at link
    http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/va...micide-victim/

    Borchers said she believes some of the people who attended the party in 1982 may have been threatened and were afraid to tell what they knew. She hopes once they learn that Markle is locked up for life, they will tell their stories.

    If, and when, Markle is tried and convicted of killing Johnson, Borchers said she’ll go back to “living a normal life.”

    “I’m waiting for the day I can walk through my town again and not be ‘the lady in the purple shirt,’ ” she said.
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    Police arrest suspect in 1982 killing of California teen

    "VACAVILLE, Calif. – A suspect was arrested in the slaying of a Northern California teenager who went missing after attending a neighbor's party 34 years ago, police said Wednesday.

    Marvin Ray Markle, 51, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 1982 killing of 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson. A longtime suspect in the case, Markle was 17 years old at the time, Vacaville Police Chief John Carli said..."

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/26...rnia-teen.html
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    Defendant in 1982 Vacaville cold-case killing pleads not guilty

    http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/fa...ds-not-guilty/

    The defendant in the cold-case killing of 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson, whose body was found in 1982 off Elmira Road in Vacaville, pleaded not guilty Wednesday when arraigned on a murder charge.

    A March 30 readiness conference in Solano County Superior Court was set in the case involving Marvin Ray Markle, 51, a Kern Valley State Prison inmate serving 80 years for the murder of a Butte County woman.

    The Vacaville Police Department announced Markle’s arrest in January. He was a Vacaville High School student when Johnson, a ninth-grader at then-Will C. Wood Junior High, was killed.

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    Convicted killer and man accused of murdering Vacaville teen in 1982 appears in court

    http://www.thereporter.com/article/N...NEWS/170339985

    Marvin Ray Markle Jr., 51, who sported a smirk as he entered the courtroom in chains to greet his council Thursday, plead not guilty in February to one count of murder in connection with the 1982 death of De Anna Lynn Johnson, 14. Markle was 17 at the time of the crime, hence why he remains in juvenile court.

    With the Prosecuting Attorney seeking to move the case to adult court, Markle’s public defendant replied that he was not in a position to ask for a transfer hearing, citing a “massive case” of documents that still need to be examined by him. The prosecution attorney countered, saying, “It’s not brain surgery as to whether we should go forward or not.” The man proceeded to say that a decision not to set a jurisdictional hearing would be a “waste of time.”

    Presiding Judge D. Scott Daniels questioned Markle’s public defendant, asking if Juvenile Court could provide his client with proper services. In conclusion, to give Markle’s public defendant more time to “get up to speed,” Judge D. Scott Daniels set a further readiness conference for April 27 at 9:30 a.m where a possible transfer to adult court will be discussed once again.

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    Conference set in Vacaville cold-case homicide

    https://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano...case-homicide/

    A June 8 conference is set in Solano County Superior Court for the defendant in the cold-case killing of 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson, whose body was found in 1982 off Elmira Road in Vacaville.

    The county Probation Department is expected to prepare a report about whether Marvin Ray Markle, 51, a Kern Valley State Prison inmate serving 80 years for the murder of a Butte County woman, should be tried in a criminal court rather than a juvenile court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YESorNO View Post
    Police arrest suspect in 1982 killing of California teen

    "VACAVILLE, Calif. – A suspect was arrested in the slaying of a Northern California teenager who went missing after attending a neighbor's party 34 years ago, police said Wednesday.

    Marvin Ray Markle, 51, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 1982 killing of 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson. A longtime suspect in the case, Markle was 17 years old at the time, Vacaville Police Chief John Carli said..."

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/26...rnia-teen.html
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    "Detectives again zeroed in on Markle after he was arrested in 2013 for Pratt's slaying.

    Vacaville Police Detective Matt Lydon tells the FOX 40 TV station that investigators have been piecing the case together for three decades. "Some pieces in the '80s, some pieces in the '90s and to the 2000s . it's not one piece of evidence, it's all pieces to the puzzle," Lydon said.

    Mary Borchers, a friend of De Anna, believed Markle was responsible all along and once confronted him at his home. "I remember he said to me 'You'll never get me Mary,' as he was spitting on me, and I said 'Count my words, honey, I will get you,' " Borchers said."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Conference set in Vacaville cold-case homicide

    https://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano...case-homicide/
    "Detectives learned in 2004 that Markle was the primary*suspect in the Butte County*killing. Lydon attended the 2013 trial involving the Butte County homicide and heard witness testimony that helped significantly, the lieutenant said.

    Markle was sentenced Jan. 16, 2015, in a Butte County courtroom to a prison term of 80 years to life for the 2001 killing of Shirley Pratt, 41, whose naked body*was*found at a wildlife area near the Feather River."

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    Convicted killer and suspect in ’80s Vacaville cold case still appears in juvenile court

    http://www.timesheraldonline.com/gen...juvenile-court

    A 51-year-old convicted murderer facing another charge of murder was back Thursday in Solano County Juvenile Court.

    Marvin R. Markle, 51, is still awaiting the seemingly inevitable decision that will move his case to adult court.

    With the motion to transfer still pending, Markle, held in Solano County Jail, will be back July 28 in Juvenile Court for an evidentiary hearing.

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    Defendant in 34-year-old Vacaville murder case will be tried as adult

    http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-...ried-as-adult/

    Accused killer Marvin Markle was sent to adult criminal court Friday.

    “After considering all the evidence and information provided . . . I think the people have made their burden of proof,” Juvenile Court Judge D. Scott Daniels said after giving a step-by-step explanation of how he came to his decision.


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    Vacaville cold case murder suspect arraigned

    http://www.timesheraldonline.com/gen...pect-arraigned

    A 51-year-old convicted killer already serving 80 years to life in state prison made his first appearance Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court, where he was arraigned on murder charges in a 1982 Vacaville cold case.

    A smiling Marvin R. Markle, 51, looked on as his court-appointed lawyer entered his pleas of not guilty to all charges and special allegations.



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