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2 suspects in CCU student's shooting death indicted for murder

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Stephon Mclain, Jr. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center Stephon Mclain, Jr. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center
Marquis Spencer McDonald, Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center Marquis Spencer McDonald, Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The two suspects in the murder of a Coastal Carolina University student last month were indicted by a Horry County Grand Jury last Thursday.

On March 28, two indictments, each for murder, were presented to the Horry County Grand Jury for 22-year-old Stephon McLain Jr., and 20-year-old and Marquis Spencer McDonald.

McLean, Jr. and McDonald are accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Anthony Darnell Liddell at an off-campus housing complex on February 26.

The Grand Jury acted on them and granted a "true bill," which means they found there was probable cause, according to Brad Richardson, Senior Assistant Solicitor. Richardson will continue to prepare his case against McLain and McDonald to present to a Grand Jury.

Marquis Spencer McDonald was taken into police custody for shooting death Liddell shortly after he was announced as a suspect on Friday, March 1, Horry County Sheriff's officials said. Conway resident Stephon McLain, Jr., 22, was taken into custody on March 6 by officers of the Mansfield, Ohio Police Department, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

According to the narrative information on McLain's arrest warrant, McDonald arranged to meet with Liddell at a predetermined location, and evidence reveals that McDonald and McLain fired a 40-caliber handgun, striking Liddell three times, resulting in his death, the warrant stated.

According to the warrant, historical data reveals that McDonald and McLain were together directly before and after the shooting. McDonald admitted to police that he was present during the shooting and stated that "Black" did the shooting, the warrant stated.

A police official stated that witness interviews and cell data collected indicate McLain is known as "O-Black" and "Ohio," and the number listed for "O-Blake" in recorded cell data used by McDonald was registered to McLain.

Both McLain and McDonald are still entitled to a bond hearing.

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