Monday, October 20, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Arrest in Kingsessing slaying

MARQUISE MARSHALL and Leroy Branch have beaten murder raps before. But it seems luck has run out for the two Philly men: Branch was gunned down in May, and Marshall was arrested Thursday in his slaying.

Marquise Marshall, 28, of Woodpipe Lane near Stokley Street in East Falls, was charged with murder and gun offenses in the May 12 murder of Leroy Branch, 49, of Florence Avenue near 56th Street in Kingsessing.

Marshall allegedly shot Branch in the head and stomach inside Branch's home, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. Branch's landlord flagged down a passing officer, who found Branch just after 9:40 p.m., O'Brien said. Paramedics declared Branch dead at 10:04 p.m. The motive remains listed as unknown.

- Dana DiFilippo

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