A convicted felon who was denied contact with his new wife in a Domestic Violence Case is accused of shooting her, killing her, as she tried to flee through the window of their house Michigan home a day after filing for divorce.
Marcus Lofton, 42, faces an open count of murder and firearm violations in the death of Alicia Lofton, 38. Marcus Lofton, whose conviction for possession of firearms and drugs dates back to 2000, was held on Tuesday at Kent County Jail without bail.
He is due to appear in court again on 5 September. MLive mentioned.
The statement obtained Fox17 He clarifies the allegations and his alleged statements to the police in which he allegedly admitted to shooting them after an altercation.
Grand Rapids police responded to the 400th block of Adams Avenue SE upon a report of gunshots. A second call came in a minute later, the document said, reporting an unresponsive female nearby, next to 1411 Union Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, which was nearby.
The affidavit states that the victim was found lying on the ground just north of the house with several fatal wounds to the head and body.
A neighbor told police that he had heard an argument before the shooting and saw a black man leave in a maroon SUV. Marcus Lofton was quickly identified and arrested. The affidavit said he had been driving a similar vehicle and had been involved in earlier domestic violence incidents.
At the police station, the affidavit said, he told investigators that she had given him the divorce papers the previous day and was selling the house.
During an argument, he grabbed her Glock from a drawer and said he tried to hit her with it when it “exploded,” the document says, and he reported to police.
When she entered the bedroom and closed the door, he allegedly told the interrogators that he had forced it open and shot her several times while she was climbing out the window.
“Marcus said he shot Alicia several times before fleeing in his maroon SUV,” the police wrote in the affidavit.
It was not clear on Tuesday if he had a lawyer.
The couple got married in February. In May, he was arrested on charges of domestic violence against her. The affidavit said that one of the conditions of his bail was that he not have contact with his wife.
She has three adult children — a daughter who is in college, a son who is about to start college and a daughter who is in high school, according to a Fundraising site.
Her brother, Faustino Garcia, told her Fox17 The children try to cope as best they can.
“It’s an unfortunate event, and it’s unfortunate timing because they have to start school soon and so on,” he said, according to the station. “It’s too much for them to take in. My eldest niece is graduating from college next year. Her mother won’t be there. She’ll look in the crowd to see her mother. It would be a pity if my nephew is going to Grand Valley for his first year, and he’s looking for his mother to be there. It would be bad for my youngest niece, who’s in high school, who won’t have a mom there to choose her prom dress.
“Shed some light briefly on domestic violence,” Garcia added. “I know it’s hard for a lot of women to speak out, but just talk about it.”