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Stanley Marsh 3 legal saga continues after death

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Amarillo, TX -The legal saga of Stanley Marsh 3 is not over even though he passed away Tuesday afternoon from natural causes.

Dozens of both criminal and civil cases alleging Marsh sexually assaulted multiple minors on the 12th floor of the Chase Tower in downtown Amarillo are still awaiting trial.

Lubbock Assistant District Attorney Baron Slack, who was in the process of prosecuting the criminal cases, said the charges will be dismissed by a judge next week.

Slack said there is no criminal case without a living defendant. However, civil suits are handled a little differently after a defendant dies. Prosecutors said civil cases can still go to trial because they involve awarding punitive damages to the plaintiffs and not punishing the defendant.

Marsh's Amarillo attorney, Kelly Utsinger, said his client still has at least four pending civil cases, one of which was just filed this past April.

Utsinger said he is currently waiting to see if the plaintiffs involved will proceed with their cases. Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10
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  • Madison Alewel

    Madison Alewel

    Madison joined NewsChannel 10 as a reporter in October 2013. She comes from Las Vegas, Nevada but has strong Midwest roots.
    Madison joined NewsChannel 10 as a reporter in October 2013. She comes from Las Vegas, Nevada but has strong Midwest roots.