2 people arrested in connection with deadly Marion shooting


(Left to right) William Robert McCarty and Christa Lea Kelly (Photos courtesy of the Grant County Jail)

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MARION, Ind. – Two people face murder charges in connection with a double shooting in Marion.

Police arrested William Robert McCarty and Christa Lea Kelly early Monday morning. They both face the following charges: conspiracy to commit murder (level 1 felony), attempted murder (level 1 felony), battery by means of a deadly weapon (level 5 felony) and murder.

The investigation began on March 9 after a double shooting in Luida Trailer Park.

Medics flew Cheryl Mann, 65, to a Fort Wayne Hospital via Life Line helicopter to be treated for a gunshot wound to the head. She later died as a result of her injuries. Mann’s grandson, 30-year-old Jonathan M. Lovell, was shot in his right leg and left arm.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an argument between the victim Lovell, McCarty and Kelly.

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