Second person in Wayne County stabbing death enters plea


    A second person in the case of a deadly stabbing in Wayne County has entered a plea. Elijah Marcum, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and grand larceny Tuesday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court. (Western Regional Jail)

    A second person in the case of a deadly stabbing in Wayne County has entered a plea.

    Elijah Marcum, 20, pleaded guilty to first degree murder and grand larceny Tuesday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

    Marcum was sentenced to life with mercy on the murder charge and will be eligible for parole after 15 years and 1 to 10 years on the grand larceny charge. Both sentences will run concurrent. Three other charges on the indictment were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

    Marcum and two other suspects were charged in the stabbing death of James "Red" Bundy, 77, at his home in Genoa in November 2014. Bundy's wife also was stabbed but survived the attack.

    Jeremy Marcum, 22, of Genoa was found guilty of murder, malicious wounding and two conspiracy charges last month in the case.

    As part of the plea agreement, Elijah Marcum will testify against the third suspect, Melissa Watts, during her trial scheduled Aug. 29.

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