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Dayton man sentenced in cold case homicides

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 12:48 PM
Updated: Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 2:50 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m. (July 29)

Markus Quantez Henry, 32, of Dayton has been convicted and sentenced to 35 years-to-life in prison in connection with two Dayton homicides.

Henry stabbed Resa Anne Lee and left her body behind the Montgomery County Job Center on April 16, 2010.

Henry also raped and shot and killed Sheila Tucker before leaving her body in a garage of North McGee Street, which was set on fire burning her body, according to prosecutors.

Henry was found guilty for aggravated murder in the case of Sheila Tuck and murder in the case of Resa Lee.

“I want to commend the Dayton Police Department for their relentless work and efforts to identify this defendant and bring justice for the victims,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said.

FIRST REPORT (May 10)

A 31-year-old Dayton man now stands indicted in a second cold case homicide, this one involving a woman who was raped, shot and burned in December 2011.

Markus Quantez Henry also is accused of killing a woman in 2010, according to the county prosecutor’s office, another cold case homicide for which he has yet to be tried.

The 15-count indictment in the Dec. 7, 2011, death of Sheila Tuck, returned by a Montgomery County grand jury on Tuesday, accuses him of the following:

* Aggravated murder (3 counts)

* Murder (6 counts)

* Aggravated arson (2 counts)

* Felonious assault (2 counts)

* Rape (1 count)

* Weapons possession as a felon (1 count)

According to the Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.’s office, Henry left her body in a garage on North McGee Street and set it on fire.

Dayton firefighters discovered the woman’s badly burned body in the garage and an autopsy determined the victim had been raped and shot to death before being burned, Heck office said in a prepared statement.

Investigators used biological and DNA evidence to link Henry to the Tuck slaying.

Henry also stands accused of murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery in the April 16, 2010, death of Resa Anne Lee, who was found stabbed multiple times behind the Montgomery County Job Center, on South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, in Dayton.

Henry was arrested in June 2015 and is awaiting trial in the Lee slaying. He remains in jail on a $1 million bond with arraignment set this week in the Tuck killing.

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