Pensacola man found guilty of murder in the beating death of his grandfather

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UPDATE (5:34 p.m.) — Bond was revoked for Knight. A pre-sentence investigation was requested by the defense. The sentencing is set for April 23rd at 9 a.m.  

UPDATE (5:27 p.m.) — A jury has found Knight guilty of murder in the 2nd-degree for killing his grandfather.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The jury trial started Thursday for Marcus Knight, who’s accused of beating 66-year-old James Royster, who was found dead, in a home on E. Lee Street on May 8, 2019.

Knight was arrested on a theft charge that day, but he was not initially charged with murder. After investigating for several weeks, Knight was charged with murder on Friday, May 31.

Stay with News 5 for the latest developments in this trial.


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