COLUMBUS MAN SENTENCED TO 36 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED MURDER

Timothy Baldrick was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for killing Timothy “Scottie” Marcum in June of 2021.

At sentencing the prosecution advocated for a sentence of life in prison without parole. Chief Prosecutor Mark Sleeper told the Court that the execution style murder, and the way that Mr. Marcum’s deceased body was handled after the murder, demonstrated a cold and callous killing and a complete lack of remorse by Baldrick, which was worthy of a sentence of life in prison without parole eligibility.

“I’d like to applaud the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for their thorough and tenacious investigation. But for their expert work as law enforcement officers, Baldrick may not have been brought to justice.” Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel said. “Our team of prosecutors Mark Sleeper and Payton Thompson should also be commended for fighting for the maximum penalty for Mr. Marcum’s murderer.”

For the Aggravated Murder conviction, the Court imposed a life in prison sentence with parole eligibility after 30 years. There were also two mandatory gun specification sentences that required the Court to add each of those (3 years) to the sentence for Aggravated Murder for a total sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 36 years. The other convictions sentences were ran concurrently to the sentence for Aggravated Murder.

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