YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A judge says prosecutors can ask for the death penalty when a Wrightsville man goes on trial for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend.
Marcus Bordelon, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 21-year-old Samantha Young.
York County Judge Harry Ness has denied his motion to reject the aggravating circumstances the district attorney’s office gave for seeking the death penalty, according to court records.
Authorities say Bordelon killed Young, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of their 1-year-old daughter, in his Chestnut Street home last April.
Young’s body was found in a locked shed behind the home after she failed to report for work. An autopsy found she had been stabbed 52 times.
A co-defendant, 20-year-old Natasha Stover, is charged with first-degree murder for planning the killing with Bordelon for more than two months.
Authorities said she also helped to cover up the crime by following Bordelon as he drove Young’s car from his home and by driving him to a home improvement store for cleaning supplies.