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A convicted felon who was barred from having contact with his newlywed wife in a domestic violence case is accused of shooting her to death as she tried to flee through a window of her Michigan home a day after she filed for divorce. Marcus Lofton, 42, faces an open charge of murder and firearms violations in the death of Alicia Lofton, 38. Marcus Lofton, whose firearms and drug convictions date back to 2000, was held Tuesday at the Kent County Jail without bail.
He was scheduled to appear in court again on September 5, MLive reported. An affidavit obtained by FOX17 outlines the allegations and his alleged statements to police in which he allegedly admits to shooting her after an argument. Grand Rapids police responded to a report of the sound of gunshots in the 400 block of Adams Street SE. A second call came in a minute later, reporting an unconscious woman nearby, next to 1411 Union Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, which was nearby, according to the document.
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Marcus Lofton accused of killing wife
The victim was found on the ground just north of the home with “numerous fatal gunshot wounds to the head and body,” according to the affidavit. A neighbor told police that he heard an argument before the shots were fired and saw a black man leave in a brown pickup truck. Marcus Lofton was quickly identified and arrested. He was driving a similar vehicle and had previous domestic violence incidents, according to the affidavit.
At the police station, he allegedly told investigators that she had served him the divorce papers a day earlier and that he was selling the house, according to the affidavit. During an argument, he grabbed her Glock from her drawer and said he tried to hit her with it when he “shot himself,” the document told police.
When she went into a bedroom and closed the door, he allegedly told investigators that he forced his way into her and shot her numerous times as she climbed out a window. “Marcus claimed that he shot Alicia numerous times before fleeing in her brown SUV,” police wrote in the affidavit. It was not clear Tuesday if he had a lawyer.
The couple married in February. In May, he was arrested for domestic violence against her. One of the conditions of his release on bond was that he have no contact with his wife, according to the affidavit. He has three adult children: a daughter who is going to college, a son who is about to start college and a daughter who is going to high school, according to a fundraising site.
His brother Faustino García told Fox17 that the children are trying to cope with the situation as best they can. “It’s an unfortunate event and it’s an unfortunate time because they have to start school soon and things like that,” he said, the station reported. “It’s a lot for them.
My oldest niece is graduating from college next year. Her mom won’t be there. She will be looking through the crowd to see her mom. She’s going to suck that my nephew goes to Grand Valley for his freshman year and is looking for his mom to be there. It’s going to suck for my youngest niece, who’s in high school, that she won’t have a mom there to pick out her prom dress. “Briefly shed a little light on domestic violence,” Garcia added. “I know a lot of women find it hard to talk, but just do it.”Read More…….