Jury Finds Maranda Martin Guilty of 1st Degree Murder in the Death of Paul Quandt
GAINESVILLE - In just under an hour, a jury found Maranda Martin guilty of first degree murder.
Martin is accused of helping to kill elderly war veteran, Paul Quandt, in Gainesville last year.
It was an emotional day in the courtroom, as Martin cried for most of the proceedings, and even had to removed at one point because she looked as if she were going to be sick.
The state has yet to set a trial date for her alleged accomplice, Austin Jones. Jones is Martin's cousin and is accused of doing the bulk of the deadly beating.
The Quandt family was in the courtroom, and when we spoke to them they told us they have partial closure now that one person has been convicted. They are still awaiting Jones' trial.
Martin's sentencing will be in March.
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