A Davis teenager once lauded as a hero for saving his dad's life now faces double homicide charges in the April stabbings of an elderly couple in their south Davis home.
Yolo County prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against 16-year-old Daniel Marsh, according to a charging document.
Marsh was widely praised as a 12-year-old in 2009 when he took the steering wheel of his family's station wagon and navigated to safety as his father suffered an almost fatal heart attack. Marsh then thumped his father's chest with his fist to restart his father's heart.
The American Red Cross of Yolo County honored Marsh that year at its annual Heroes Luncheon.
In a 180-degree turn, Marsh was arrested Monday, and authorities are holding him without bail at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility. He faces arraignment Wednesday in Yolo Superior Court.
Marsh is the only suspect in the case.
Attorney and local musician Oliver Northup and his wife Claudia Maupin were stabbed at their home on Cowell Avenue. Family members grew worried after Northup failed to show for an April 14 performance as a member of the popular local folk combo Putah Creek Crawdads. Police discovered their bodies at 9:20 p.m. April 14 during a welfare check.
Davis police served search warrants at several locations Monday, with assistance from the FBI and other law enforcement.
Two of those locations were 3306 Lillard Drive and 4018 Cowell Blvd., the Davis Enterprise reported today. Records show that Marsh's mother lives at the Lillard Drive home, while a neighbor told The Bee that Bill Marsh recently lived at the Cowell home.