California Inmate Back in Kent Co. to Face Homicide Charge

1403291GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 24, 2014) — A California inmate was transported back to Kent County to face a homicide charge in the death of 47-year-old Marie Nettles.

Demarco Carnegie, 28, was charged Monday with homicide and armed robbery, according to Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth.  Carnegie is also serving an 11-year sentence in Kern County, Calif. for first-degree robbery.

According to Forsyth, Carnegie’s DNA was found on Nettles’ body. ¬†Autopsy results show that Nettles was strangled and then dragged to the Plaster Creek Trail, where she was found Aug. 8.

Carnegie was arrested in California six days later for a motel robbery. ¬†Forsyth said hat police connected the car he was driving to a Grand Rapids robbery that happened the day Nettles’ body was found.

Police in Kern County found a note in the car similar to one that he allegedly passed to a clerk during that Aug. 8 robbery at the Admiral Gas Station, 4219 Kalamazoo Ave. SE.

A probable cause hearing in Carnegie’s case is scheduled March 10.

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2 comments

  • GUEST

    IT'S A SHAME WE HAVE TO KEEP FEEDING THIS P.O.S. AND OTHERS LIKE HIM. SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS JUST TO TRANSPORT HIM BACK AND FORTH TO CALI. IS IT ALL WORTH IT? I SAY, A TWO DOLLAR ROUND FROM A .44 MAG AND BE DONE WITH IT!