Marcus Dansby spending the rest of his life behind bars

Marcus Dansby pleaded guilty to four counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Posted: Jul 25, 2019 4:43 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2019 8:33 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A Fort Wayne judge sentenced Marcus Dansby to 300 years in prison.

Back in May, Dansby pleaded guilty to four counts of murder and one count of attempted murder after an incident on Holton Avenue in September of 2016.

Dansby was up for the death sentence, but his guilty plea took that off the table.

In his final statement to the court, Dansby said he was going to try to make the best of the life he has left.

Michelle Fennessy, Dansby's attorney said "He said that he wants to turn this negative into a positive, that he wants to get down, to do his time and try to find something productive to do, which I think he really has the ability to do."

The Deputy Prosecutor for Allen County, Tom Chailee said "We knew going in that, as defense council said, the minimum possible sentence he is facing today was him spending the rest of his life in prison, which was an appropriate result."

Dansby waived his right to an appeal. He was originally sentenced to 280 years, but an additional 20 years was added.

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