Markle found guilty in 2001 Oroville murder

Oct 17, 2014 3:53 PM by News Staff

A jury has convicted Marvin Markle Jr. of 1st degree murder for the 2001 death of Oroville woman Shirley Pratt.

Pratt's body was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in the Oroville Wildlife area. Investigators with the Butte County Sheriff's Office say it appeared that she had been murdered in the same location as her body was found.

It is expected that the guilty verdict will have an impact in the 1982 murder of Vacaville teenager De Anna Lynn Johnson. Vacaville police had previously called Markle a suspect, but he was never arrested.

Coming up tonight on Action News Now reporter Cecile Juliette will bring you a full recap of the trial.


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