Trial Jury Sentences Markas Fishburne to Death for the First-Degree Murder and Kidnapping of Aisha Levy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville jury has delivered a 10-2 decision in the case of Markas Fishburne, sentencing him to death for the First-Degree Murder and Kidnapping of 25-year-old Aisha Levy. The trial centered around the horrifying events that unfolded at an apartment on Princeton Square Boulevard, where Levy’s boyfriend discovered a scene of blood and a distressing note indicating that both Levy and Fishburne were dead, and he was next. Fishburne, who had been temporarily staying with the couple, was soon found attempting to flee the scene, prompting a swift apprehension by law enforcement.

Upon obtaining a search warrant, detectives made the grim discovery of Levy’s body concealed in a plastic storage bin within the apartment. Additionally, Fishburne was found to be in possession of the boyfriend’s stolen firearm. Shockingly, a subsequent investigation of Fishburne’s phone unveiled a video depicting Levy with her hands bound before her murder. To compound the tragedy, it was revealed that Fishburne had engaged in a violent altercation with another inmate while incarcerated, resulting in severe injuries and an additional conviction for Aggravated Battery in a Detention Facility.

This case has since progressed to the penalty phase, with Fishburne having pleaded guilty to all charges prior to the commencement of the trial. The harrowing nature of the crime and its aftermath has gripped the community, leaving a lasting impact on all those involved. While the sentencing brings a sense of closure to the legal proceedings, the scars of this tragic event will undoubtedly continue to resonate within the community for years to come.