Man accused in double murder officially charged with homicide
JANESVILLE, Wis. — The suspect in a Janesville double murder officially faces homicide charges.
According to court documents, Marcus Randle El is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of operating a weapon without consent, and a felony for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to a criminal complaint, the mother of one of the victim’s, Seairaha Winchester, told police that her daughter told her if anything ever happened to her, they need to look at Randle El. Winchester’s mother reportedly told police she made similar statements about a month before her death.
Court documents reveal officers that responded to the scene found the two women with multiple gunshot wounds, some that were likely fired at close range to the face.
It was determined, according to the complaint, that victim Brittany McAdory’s 2005 Jeep Cherokee was missing from the scene. Later that morning, authorities spoke to a plow truck driver who said he encountered the vehicle on I-90 near Roselle Road in Illinois. He told police he had stopped to help the driver who said he needed gas. According to the complaint, the two drove in the plow truck to a nearby gas station to get a container of gas before the driver of the plow truck returned the man to his vehicle.
Detectives also obtained surveillance video from the gas station and saw the driver in question resembled Randle El. According to documents, video and audio recordings from that gas station also caught the man telling the clerk that he was “in some s***” and “fitting to go to jail.” The clerk mentioned seeing blood on the customer’s hands.
The complaint states the Jeep was later found on Interstate 294 with signs that someone tried to burn it. There was also blood and a shell casing in the vehicle.
A number of people who identified themselves as Winchester’s friends were interviewed by police. According to the complaint, they described multiple arguments between Winchester and Randle El over her allegedly stealing pills from him and owing him money for drugs. One person told investigators Randle El had messaged Winchester last month that she owed him $320 for a drug debt and he was upset that she had told his family members in Chicago he was getting high.
Documents show multiple people identified Randle El as a marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy dealer. Those interviewed also told police Winchester was so afraid of what Randle El might do to her she would stay with other people or in cars to avoid him.
One friend of Winchester told police that at one point, Randle El said Winchester is “going to get what she gets.” The report states someone else who was questioned told investigators that Winchester said “L” had threatened to kill her.
Randle El reportedly turned himself in to Chicago law enforcement last weekend. He’s accused of killing two women who were found dead on Feb. 10. They were lying on the side of the road near the interstate in Janesville with gunshot wounds and died at the hospital.
Randle El, who was a UW-Madison football player from 2004 to 2007, waived extradition in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday.
Court documents show an arrest warrant has been authorized, but there’s no word on when Randle El will be brought to Wisconsin.
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