Marianne Shockley Death | CBS 48 Hours | What Happened That Night?

Marianne Shockley’s Real Image, Death, And All Details: “48  Hours: The Strange Death of Professor Shockley,” tells the story of Marianne Shockley, a beloved Entomology Professor at the University Of Georgia whose sudden & shocking death made waves.

Her students and peers would describe her as a happy and cheerful person who would help anyone in need let it be her students or an acquaintance but the circumstances of her being found dead, are shocking which is she had a gash on her head which wouldn’t stop bleeding when the Police found her witnessed by two other men, one of which was her boyfriend (Marcus Allen Lillard) at that time and Clark Heindel, who was the homeowner in which Marianne was found.

The incident suddenly took a dramatic turn when the homeowner Clark Heindel claimed to have noticed Marianne, after questioning Clark and moving to question Marcus in which Clark found the time to go inside the house, procure a gun and die by suicide. After the authorities found Clark’s suicide letter which didn’t have any mention of Marianne, they rules out Clark’s doings in the murder.

On the other hand, the Police found quite some holes in Marcus’s statements. He claimed to have gone out to collect firewood when there was already quite some present in the house and the damp weather outside wouldn’t have allowed him to find what he wanted. Police also found that the three were under the influence of Alcohol & drugs, especially MDMA.

Marcus was charged with the murder of Marianne and arrested for which Marcus didn’t plead guilty in court during the trial, a few of Marcus’s friends testified that he had called them at the night of the incident asking for instructions on reviving an unconscious person.

The prosecution also argued that Marcus had allegedly strangled Marianne and to back this up, they got a few of Marcus’s ex-partners who told the court that Marcus liked to choke during sex as well but the jury wasn’t fully convinced so in the end, Marcus was acquitted of all charges in 2022.

But he was on probation at the time of the incident so the judge sent him back to prison so Marcus is currently in prison but not on the charges of Marianne Shockley’s death.


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