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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: October 9, 1982
Date of birth: November 21, 1962
Victim profile: Marjorie Johnson, 61
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Anderson, Indiana, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on September 26, 1983



DOB: 11-21-1962
DOC#: 22622 White Male

Madison County Superior Court
Judge Thomas Newman, Jr.

Prosecutor: William F. Lawler

Defense: Garry W. Miracle

Date of Murder: October 9, 1982

Victim(s): Marjorie Johnson W/F/61 (No relationship to Wisehart)

Method of Murder: stabbing with butter knife

Summary: Anderson Police received an anonymous call to go to a certain apartment where they would find a body.

Police did so and found the body of 61 year old Marjorie Johnson. Her clothing was torn and wrapped around her mid-section, her head was beaten and bloody, and there were 13 stab wounds in her chest area.

Johnson was a regular visitor to the Christian Center, where Wisehart resided. Another resident testified that Wisehart had sent a letter to Johnson before the murder, talking about going to old people's houses and robbing them.

Upon his arrest, Wisehart gave a confession, admitting that he had stabbed Johnson several times with several weapons, punching her with his fist, and striking her in the head with a whiskey bottle. He stated he took $14 and admitted he was the one who tipped off police.

Conviction: Murder, Burglary, Robbery, Theft

Sentencing: September 26, 1983 (Death Sentence)

Aggravating Circumstances: b (1) Burglary, Robbery

Mitigating Circumstances: None


Mark Allen Wisehart



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