Shotgun blast killed Overcash; stabbing caused Marsh's death
The autopsy and toxicology reports for Jerry Wayne Marsh and Ronnie Dale Overcash were completed Monday.
The two men, along with Crystal Dawn Hicks, were murdered in Marshville in early July. Hicks' autopsy report is still incomplete, according to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner.
The report shows that Overcash, 46, died from a shotgun wound to the chest. Marsh, 61, died as a result of a stab wound to the neck with shotgun wounds being listed as contributory.
The autopsies show that Marsh was stabbed eight times, shot three times with a shotgun and sustained blunt force trauma that broke his nose.
Overcash's autopsy report shows that he sustained one gunshot wound from a shotgun. Other abrasions were already healing.
The toxicology reports showed no ethanol in Marsh's system and 20 milligrams per deciliter of ethanol in Overcash's system.
Randall Hank Morrison, 24, was arrested and has been charged with the three crimes. The arrest warrants stated that the lives of Overcash and Marsh were "threatened and endangered" using a shotgun.
Morrison discovered the bodies July 7 and reported them. He was not initially a suspect, though he became one as the investigation continued.
Morrison lived next door to the home where the three bodies were discovered. Overcash lived in the residence with Hicks, his girlfriend. Marsh lived next door to Overcash and owned the home where the bodies were discovered.
The suspected murder weapons were recovered last month.
Morrison is currently awaiting trial and is being held without bond.