Former Wisconsin WR Marcus Randall-El convicted of two counts of murder

Janesville, Wisconsin (AP) — Former University of Wisconsin football wide receiver found guilty 2 counts of first-degree murder and other charges Two women were shot dead on Tuesday, February 2020.

A jury deliberated for about two hours before finding Marcus Randall El guilty. The murders of 27-year-old Brittany McQuarrie and 30-year-old Sarah Winchester.

Randall Elle, a wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2004 to 2007, was also found guilty of possessing a firearm and guilty of driving a vehicle without consent while in possession of a weapon. sentenced.

Prosecutors allege that Randall Elle murdered McDouley to remove her as a witness, suspecting the Winchesters had informed police of his drug dealings.

Investigators said they didn’t have the murder weapon directly linking Randall-El to the killing, but surveillance footage and text messages linked him to the crime.

The defense argued that the state had not met its burden of proof and called only two witnesses. Randall El declined to testify in her own defense.

Defendant’s brother, former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Antoine Randall El, had a distressed look on his face as the Rock County jury handed down their verdict.

A verdict is scheduled for May 3.