A murder suspect who allegedly killed his girlfriend while on pre-trial GPS monitoring for the December 2020 stabbing of a different victim, a gas station customer, according to Fox 59 News.
Marcus Garvin is charged with murder in the death of 30-year-old Christie Holt in late July.
Garvin was charged with battery with a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury for a stabbing at a Circle K on Shadeland Avenue on December 26, 2020. According to court documents, he was irritated because the customer took too long in the bathroom.
Fox 59 News reported that Garvin’s initial bond was set at $30,000, but Judge Shatrese Flowers lowered it to $1,500 with GPS monitoring. Prosecutors objected to lowering the bond.
After being stabbed to death at the Always Inn on East 21st Street late last month, Holt’s body was left to decompose for nearly a week.
According to court records, Garvin attempted to dismember the victim before dragging her body in a sheet across the parking lot to a nearby creek. A witness at the hotel noticed Garvin trying to dispose Holt’s body, and called police.
Court documents said that when officers arrived, they found Garvin had cut off his GPS monitor and appeared ready to flee the scene.
According to IndyStar News, witnesses told investigators that Holt had previously said Garvin was abusive, mentioning he had choked her in the past and that she was afraid to leave him. One person last reported seeing Holt on July 24.
In a police interview, Garvin initially denied any involvement in Holt’s murder before reportedly admitting it was him seen in the video dragging the woman’s body into the woods.
IndyStar News revealed that Garvin reportedly said he was sorry, but that “she deserved it,” according to court records. He said he missed her and still loved her, but felt like he had “no other choice.”
Holt’s autopsy revealed that she was stabbed 51 times in the head, torso, thighs, hands and “all the way around her neck.”
Garvin is being held in Marion County Jail without bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Oct. 13.