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Judge rejects argument against death penalty in Dansby case

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A man accused of four murders and the attempted murder of a fifth person will not avoid the death penalty as a possible punishment.

23-year-old Marcus Dansby’s lawyers had urged Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull to rule the death penalty unconstitutional, and if not, to at least throw it out in this case since he was 20 at the time of the September 2016 murders of 18-year-old Traeven Harris, 37-year-old Consuela Arrington, 18-year-old Dajahiona Arrington, and his unborn child, whom she was carrying. A fifth person survived the shooting.

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The Journal Gazette reports Gull denied both motions, saying the law is “clearly against” their arguments.

Dansby’s trial is set to start in October.

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