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Apr 17, 2018

19-Year-Old Charged for Murder of Marcia Downs

Antwon Alburn Rivero

Police say they have caught up to the man they believed killed one of Channel Five’s own. Thirty-seven-year-old Marcia Downs was shot twice at her front gate on April eleventh by someone she knew, and died during treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. A teenager, nineteen-year-old Antwon Alburn Rivero believed to be a Handyside Street neighbor of Marcia’s, was read the murder charge today in Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford’s courtroom and remanded until July seventeenth, 2018. Police today declined to say whether Downs and Rivero had any previous run-ins, nor whether the arrest supports a theory of gang rivalry being the motive for the murder.

Marcia Downs

The mother of two was at home and went downstairs to close her gate, whereupon she was confronted by her killer. After a brief exchange of words she was shot twice, with one of the bullets catching her in the forehead. She was laid to rest after funeral services on Saturday.

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