Saturday, April 25, 2009

Extradition Agreement: Murder Suspect to Florida

Posted: April 23, 2009 04:43 PM

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A western Wisconsin man will be sent to Florida to face capital murder charges.

Bill Marquardt is accused of killing two people in Florida in 2000. A woman and her daughter were shot and stabbed.

On Thursday, the Chippewa County district attorney says an agreement has been reached to extradite Marquardt from Wisconsin to Florida. Right now, he's being held in Wisconsin at a state mental institution.

Three years ago, he was acquitted in the murder of his mother in Chippewa County, but was committed to that mental institution after being convicted of another crime. During that time, Chippewa County District Attorney Jon Theisen received a tip that Marquardt was connected to a double-murder in Florida. He started looking into it and eventually, investigators said DNA found on a knife owned by Marquardt matched the DNA of the murder victims in Florida.

Theisen says arrangements have been made to send Marquardt to Florida, but no date has been set. Theisen says it should happen pretty quickly. A grand jury has indicted him on two counts of capital murder. He could face the death penalty if he's convicted.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let everyone know that my brother in law is not the hard criminal that everyone is making him out to be he is a carring loving man that may have made some bad decisions in his life. He is not a murderer and he was not running from the law because we got pulled over two weeks ago thursday and he did not have an active warrant out for his arrest the day that he got arrested was the day i suppose that the warrant was issued if not the martinsville police department screwed up because they ran both of our names and let us go. Please believe me that the news makes him out to sound worse than he is and i believe that he is innocent. Please do not believe everything that you hear or read in the news Michael Marquardt is loved by me and my family and he is going to be in our prayers. I love you Mikey love Amy Marquardt

Michael Marquardt is my brother in law and I love him no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This story is about Bill P. Marquardt from Chippewa Falls, WI. Not Michael Marquardt.