Tricounty News

Marcus Barshaw indicted for first-degree premeditated murder

Friday, Nov. 16, Marcus Michael Barshaw, DOB 10/11/1984, appeared in court after a Stearns County grand jury indicted Barshaw on murder in the first degree (premeditated murder) and murder in the second degree (intentional murder), for the Oct. 21, shooting that resulted in the death of J.J.S. in Rockville, Minn. The grand jury also indicted Barshaw on assault in the first degree for assaulting a Stearns County deputy and assault in the second degree for assaulting E.A.W. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

If convicted of the murder in the first degree charge, Barshaw would serve a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.

Barshaw remains in the Stearns County jail in lieu of $3 million bail. Future court dates can be viewed at:

Questions may be directed to Mike Lieberg, Chief - Criminal Division at (320) 656-3880.