Marion County jury to be selected for death penalty trial

October 3, 2018
Jurors from Marion County will hear the case of a Fort Wayne man facing the death penalty for allegedly killing four people : one his unborn child : more than two years ago.   Attorneys for Marcus Dansby, 23, had asked in June to move the case from Allen County, arguing comments on social media and news coverage of the case have biased potential jurors locally.   Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull issued an order Monday that rejects that request but allows jurors to be chosen from Marion County. Jurors selected there will be taken to Allen County for the trial, which is scheduled to start April 16.   Dansby is charged with four counts of murder in the Sept. 11, 2016, killings of Traeven Harris, 18, Consuela Arrington, 37, Dajahiona Arrington, 18, and the fetus she was carrying in a home on Holton Avenue. The unborn child was later determined to be his.   For more on this story, see Thursday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 1 a.m. Thursday.   mleblanc@jg.net
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