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Jury seated for trial of man accused of deadly shooting in East Hemet

 

Last updated 4/5/2019 at 12:25pm



BANNING - A jury was seated on Friday, April 5 for the trial of a man accused of gunning down his mother's boyfriend as he walked along an East Hemet street.

Marquis Anthony Dorsey, 25, allegedly killed 36-year-old Terrell Raymond Jobe of Victorville in October 2016.

Dorsey could face 50 years to life in state prison if convicted of first-degree murder, as well as sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Jorge Hernandez scheduled opening statements in the trial for Monday morning at the Banning Justice Center. Dorsey is being held on $2 million bail at the nearby Smith Correctional Facility.

According to a trial brief filed by Deputy District Attorney Marcus Garrett, Dorsey had an unspecified grudge against Jobe, who had been dating the younger man's mother, identified in court papers only as M.J., for several months. M.J. and the victim were living together in her single-story house in the 41700 block of Marine Drive, just off of Stanford Street.

About 8 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2016, Dorsey was speaking to his mother as she sat in her Pontiac Grand Prix in front of the house, when Jobe returned to the property, walking on the sidewalk opposite the residence, according to the brief.

As the victim crossed the street, Dorsey allegedly pulled a .40-caliber handgun from his backpack and opened fire, shooting Jobe five times, but not killing him, Garrett said.

He alleged that as the victim lay wounded on the pavement, Dorsey walked over "and completed the execution by shooting Jobe twice in the head.''

The man's daughter witnessed the attack unfold from inside the house, court papers stated.

Dorsey fled the area and went to his grandfather's house, where he allegedly confessed perpetrating the murder and asked the elder's advice, Garrett said.

Several hours later, with sheriff's deputies searching for him, Dorsey walked into the Hemet Police Department on Latham Avenue and surrendered.

The defendant was questioned by detectives and booked into jail that night.

He has no documented prior felony convictions.

 

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