Man Who Killed Alleged Child Molester Sentenced To 15-Years-To Life In Prison

A Burney man has been given a possible life sentence for killing a man he suspected of being a child molester. 45-year-old Donald Joseph Marquez murdered 61-year-old Mark Russell Anderson in 2021. Anderson lived in a travel trailer in the rear parking lot of Burney Church of Christ on Superior Avenue. Marquez had recently moved from Arizona and became acquainted with Anderson about a month before the assault that killed Anderson. After being found guilty by a jury of second degree murder, Marquez was sentenced on Friday to 15-years-to-life in state prison.