Judge denies motion to exclude media from double homicide trial

On Aug. 29 a Yolo County judge denied a motion to exclude the public and electronic media coverage of the Davis double homicide case. They also denied a requests for a protective order and to seal the preliminary hearing. The suspect, Daniel Marsh, is on trial for the murders of elderly Davis residents, Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin.

Marsh’s attorney, Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ronald Johnson, filed the motion because he said that the sensational media coverage surrounding Marsh could jeopardize his chance for a fair trial.

Marsh is being tried as an adult. The preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 13, which will determine if there is enough evidence for Marsh to stand trial for the murders of Northup and Maupin.

— Paayal Zaveri

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