Search warrants released Tuesday revealed new details into a Caldwell County homicide investigation that began over the weekend, as well as the man and woman charged in the case.
Marcus Alexander Devlin, 34, was found dead in his apartment on Free Mason Road in Hudson Saturday night.
According to the warrants, Devlin died as a result of repeated blunt force trauma.
The warrants state that Devlin was lying on his bedroom floor with “obvious head trauma.”
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The warrants state that it appeared Devlin was struck with an unknown object near the front door, then several more times before he collapsed in the bedroom.
Shea Elise Fullard, 23, and Nathan Vasquez, 20, are charged with murder in connection to the death.
The warrants state that Fullard was the last known person to have been with Devlin before his death. When she was interviewed, the warrants state, she said she had been at Devlin’s apartment and had sex with him.
When she left, Fullard told Devlin that she was going to her mother’s home, but instead went to Vasquez’s home, the warrants state. Fullard and Vasquez, who she said was her ex-boyfriend, then went to a friend’s house.
Detectives interviewed the friend who said the pair had come to the home.
According to the warrants, the friend said Fullard was upset, and that at one point Vasquez had gone out to his truck and grabbed a tire iron. He then started swinging it over his head, saying that he had to beat “him to death because of that (expletive.)”
Fullard and Vasquez are charged with what’s called “unspecified” murder. The degree of the charge will be determined by the District Attorney’s office.
Both suspects are being held without bond in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Probable cause hearings are set for April 20.
On the way into the magistrate office, Vasquez said, “I did not kill anyone.”
Investigators said early leads and evidence located at “multiple scenes” connected Vasquez and Fullard to Devlin’s death.
Vasquez turned himself in Sunday evening. Fullard was arrested at her home.