Murder Trial Begins For Odessa Man

Murder Trial Begins For Odessa Man

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – A murder trial for one Odessa man is underway.

33-year-old Marcus Lacy has been formally charged with murder.

Police say he cut 62-year-old Charles Jennings throat at an apartment back in July 2012 in the 1400 block of East 4th Street.

Police say the two were neighbors and had run-in's before.

The night of the murder, officers talked to Lacy as a witness. But they say he had been drinking and became aggressive so they arrested Lacy on public intoxication charges.

It turns out that Jennings' roommate told police, Lacy and Jennings had been arguing in the apartment before the murder took place.

It was all because Jennings had called the cops on Lacy the week before.

Lacy later confessed to deputies in Chavez County, New Mexico.