WOBURN (CBS) – A man from Holyoke facing charges in a murder 28 years ago was ordered held without bail Monday afternoon.

Forty-six-year-old Shawn Marsh was arrested late Saturday and charged in the unsolved shooting death of Rodney Wyman of Simsbury, Connecticut.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Marsh pleaded not guilty as he hid behind a wall during his arraignment in Middlesex Superior Court.

Wyman, who was 29, was killed during a suspected robbery at the Town Line Motel in Malden on August 22, 1983.

The case went cold due to a lack of evidence.

But prosecutors say new advanced testing on fingerprints found at the crime scene matched Marsh’s fingerprints.

“It is alleged that the defendant and another suspect broke into the victim’s hotel room with the intention of robbing the victim and his roommate. It is alleged that the two intruders shot the victim upon entering the room. It is further alleged that the defendant and second suspect attempted to remove items from the hotel room which resulted in the defendant leaving fingerprints behind at the scene,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement.

Comments (3)
  1. becky says:

    I hope that this man goes away for a long time. He was a coward and now will have to do the time for the crime. I hope that this can give the murder victims family some peace.

  2. T Blacker says:

    Rodney and I knew each other from birth. I’ve thought about him often over the years. I hope this coward gets life without parole and I hope he lives a long time.

  3. Paul Silansky says:

    I remember being shocked when I heard of Rodney’s passing – He had so many good days ahead of him.

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