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Man Who Met Woman In Temecula Bar Pleads Not Guilty To Raping, Killing Her

Marquise Denzell McGlown, 22, of Hemet, could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty if convicted in the Oct. 31 slaying of Shanae Christiana Wesley.

An ex-con accused of raping and killing a 23-year-old Murrieta woman and setting fire to the apartment where her 3-year-old son was sleeping pleaded not guilty today to first-degree murder and other felony charges.

Marquise Denzell McGlown, 22, of Hemet, could face life in prison without parole or the death penalty if convicted in the Oct. 31 slaying of Shanae Christiana Wesley. Along with the murder count, McGlown is charged with attempted murder, rape and special circumstance allegations of lying in wait and killing during the commission of a felony.

Friday he appeared with his public defender before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michael Rushton, who set a Jan. 25 felony settlement conference.

McGlown remains in custody without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley.

According to prosecutors, Wesley encountered the defendant and his friend, with whom she was acquainted, at a Temecula bar—the Bull Pen on Margarita Road—on the night of Oct. 30 and invited them back to her residence at the Waterstone Apartments, 24850 Hancock Ave.

After a while, McGlown and his friend left, going their separate ways, according to the District Attorney's Office, which alleges the defendant snatched the victim's keys before departing.

"He made his way back into the apartment after his friend was gone and is alleged to have then raped and murdered Wesley," said D.A.'s office spokesman John Hall. "McGlown then set a fire in the apartment in an apparent attempt to cover up his crimes and fled the scene by stealing Wesley's car."

A neighbor spotted smoke billowing out of the apartment in the predawn hours and rushed in, rescuing the victim's son, who suffered minor injuries. Firefighters arrived moments later, extinguished the blaze and found Wesley's remains.

The boy was briefly hospitalized, then released in good condition to the care of his extended family.

Wesley's 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was found by investigators two days later in a Hemet parking lot, within walking distance of McGlown's home, authorities said.

The defendant was initially arrested and jailed for parole violations. Murrieta police completed an investigation and submitted their findings to the D.A.'s office a couple of weeks later, resulting in the capital charges.

District Attorney Paul Zellerbach will decide at a later time whether to pursue a death sentence if McGlown is convicted.

The defendant has a prior felony conviction for a 2008 burglary. He served less than two years in prison.

Brenda December 07, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Moms do not bring guys home! Especially if you have children for Godsake. Don't do things that will put you and your baby at harm. Besides being out at a bar in the first place with a small baby at home. **If this man is found guilty. This man is worse then an animal and as with all criminals too damn smart. He knew exactly what he was doing from the minute he went to her apartment and there should not be any arguement that raping and killing her was premeditated. To come in and to this to another human being, a vibrant young mother, with her baby also in the apartment is the worst of crimes. It did not even matter to him if he killed that child. Attempted murder should also be in his charges for the baby. These are the kind of cases where you hope someone gets to him before he gets to the safety of prison, like in the court room, on the way to prison, walking into the prison, any small opportunity, because he does not even deserve to spend his life in jail. His body needs to be under a rock somewhere out in death valley.
Cik Bast December 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Those wonderful Hemet boys. Of course he's innocent. OJ was innocent too.
Josh Ortiz December 08, 2012 at 01:09 AM
That photo says it all! Thinking he's a bad ass. What a punk! He deserves to rot in prison, and become someones boy toy in the process. it's to bad my tax dollars are going to support this SOB for the rest of his life. jackass!
Galactic Cannibal December 08, 2012 at 03:33 AM
These vicious and violent crimes move all Americans, closer to a time where its a controlled robotic state. By that I mean, every American has a chip implanted in their body, just like a pace-maker implant , for those with heart problems. This PI (Personal Implant) is embedded in the person , after the person (child) reaches the age of reason (7 years old). It is never removed and is live (real time) and updated with the total bio, and history of that person, in real time. So in this case where Marquise murdered Shanae , she Shanae would be warned of Marquise's history as a convict and a felon, by checking her smart phone on a Wi -Fi circuit and read his PI. She would then know he was a real danger and threat to her. And her life would be saved from Marquise. I recommend that Marquise is jailed until he dies , in solitary confinement. With no access to another human. His cell should be without a window or a lite. Kept in total darkness, like a living dead. NO MERCY SHOWN TO MARQUISE
JOSEPH B HUDSON JR, ESQ December 08, 2012 at 01:17 PM
IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY, OR WHAT !! MARQUISE (AN OLD TITLE FOR REFINED FRENCH NOBILITIY!) WAS ONLY EXERCISING HIS FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTED RIGHTS OF FREEDOM OF "SYMBOLIC SPEECH." LIKE "O.j." - "IF THE [LAW] DON'T FIT - YOU MUST AQUIT!!" WHERE IS THE "DREAM TEAM" NOW, FOR MARQUISE? WHY THE HELL ELSE DID GEORGE WASHINGTOKN SUFFER AT VALLEY FORGE?!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO MARQUISE WHEN HE GETS TO COME UP AGAINST (!) SOME OF THE LARGER "MEMBERS" (PUN INTENDED!!) OF THE PRISON GENERAL POPULATION - ESPECIALLY AFTER "LIGHTS OUT". HE'LL WISH HE WAS BACK IN THAT ORIGINAL "BULL PEN" IN TEMECULA - WHICH IS JUST LIKE HEMET, AFTER ALL - THEY'RE BOTH EASILY MISTAKEN FOR PARIS, FRANCE - AND ONCE MORE "LIVING THE SLOGAN" OF TEMECULA'S OFFICIAL CITY MOTTO: "OLD TRADITIONS - NEW OPPORTUNITIES !!" FROM: "BULLDOG1"
TVOR December 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Any person who would do such a thing deserves to be stoned to death.
Mrs. MacGillicuttie December 10, 2012 at 05:27 PM
"They tried stoning me...."
Anthony Kaigler February 05, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Shanae was my niece just give his b***h ass to me thank you all

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