Malcolm Thrower Murders Marilyn Russell

Malcolm Thrower was a seventeen year old teen killer from Florida who would murder Marilyn Russell

According to court documents Marilyn Russell was attempting to help Malcolm Thrower find a job at a grocery store when the teen killer would kidnap the woman and later murder her. Before Marilyn Russell died she was able to tell authorities who had stabbed her

Malcolm Thrower would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life

Malcolm Thrower Now

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DC Number:J43176
Birth Date:11/30/1992
Initial Receipt Date:03/22/2011
Current Facility:TOMOKA C.I.
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

Malcolm Thrower Case

An 18-year-old Jacksonville man said drugs were partly to blame when he brutally stabbed a 58-year-old woman to death in her Baldwin home a year ago.

Malcolm Thrower, who was 17 at the time of the murder, was sentenced to life Thursday by Circuit Judge Jeff Morrow.

Prosecutor Rich Mantei said he would have sought the death penalty in the grisly case, but Thrower’s age prevented that. Thrower pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the January 2010 death of Marilyn Jean Russell.

During a plea hearing in November, he’d also admitted to trying to rob and kidnap her. Mantei said Russell met Thrower at a grocery store and was trying to help him find a job.

Thrower said he had been smoking marijuana laced with PCP and had hazy recollections of what happened. He initially told police that someone who looked just like him must have been the culprit.

Mantei said Thrower was tied to the crime because of physical evidence and because Russell made a dying declaration to a family member about what happened to her.

Russell was stabbed multiple times. At one point, Thrower had to get a new knife when he broke the blade of another. One of the blows broke one of Russell’s ribs, Mantei said.

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