2 people face murder charges in connection with Marion shooting

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

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.