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Who is Marcus Lofton? Kills wife after being served divorce papers

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 22, 2023. 06:19 pm UPDATED: Aug 22, 2023. 06:19 pm

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When Marcus Lofton received divorce papers, he killed his wife. An unresponsive woman with multiple gunshot wounds was found nearby a home on Union Avenue SE, according to a distress call. Tragically, the victim, identified as Alicia Lofton, was discovered dead.

A thorough investigation into the incident was sparked by this grim discovery, which ultimately resulted in Marcus Lofton, Alicia’s husband, being apprehended.

Marcus Lofton: Who is he?

The focal point of the entire incident is Marcus Lofton. Marcus, 42, who was detained the same day as the incident is currently being prosecuted on serious charges, including open murder and felony possession of a firearm. According to the accusations made against him, his marriage is becoming more and more tense, and there has been domestic violence.

Court records offer a glimpse into the sequence of incidents that led to the tragedy. Marcus Lofton reportedly admitted that his wife and he got into a deadly argument the day of the incident. He had received divorce papers from Alicia Lofton, who was also in the process of selling their joint residence. When Marcus tried to take Alicia’s gun, the argument got out of hand, and there was a struggle that tragically ended with Alicia’s death.

The incident is further complicated by Marcus Lofton’s history of domestic abuse. He was put under a protection order in May after being arrested for assaulting Alicia. Alicia’s life was ultimately taken by violence despite these legal safeguards, which raises critical concerns about their efficacy and the necessity of all-encompassing intervention.

The incident emphasizes how urgent it is to address domestic violence on all fronts. The tragedy’s location, Kent County, has made significant efforts to address this problem. A $4 million federal grant for coronavirus relief was given to the Domestic Violence Action Network in 2022. With this initiative, a domestic violence court and a lethality review program for high-risk cases will be established.

Chris Becker, the prosecutor for Kent County, emphasized the pervasiveness of domestic violence and the fact that it knows no boundaries of place or socioeconomic class. In order to effectively address the complicated issues posed by domestic violence, law enforcement, victim advocates, and community organizations must work together.

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