Three indicted slaying of engaged couple |

Three indicted slaying of engaged couple

CENTENNIAL ” A grand jury indicted three people on murder charges Thursday in the 2005 shooting of an engaged couple, one of whom authorities said had witnessed an earlier slaying.

Robert Ray, Parish Carter and Sir Mario Owens are accused in the June slayings of Javad Marshall-Fields, 23, and his fiance, Vivian Wolfe, 22. The three are in custody on other charges, district attorney’s spokeswoman Kathleen Walsh said.

Authorities said Marshall-Fields was a witness to a slaying in July 2004, and Ray was scheduled to go on trial on an accessory charge in that case a week after Marshall-Fields and Wolfe were killed.

All three suspects face charges of first- and second-degree murder and distribution of narcotics. A first-degree murder conviction carries the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Ray, 20, also faces charges of conspiracy, solicitation and retaliation.

Carter, 24, and Owens, 21, also face charges of aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim; and retaliation against a witness or victim.

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