WALKER COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News obtained an apology letter from the man at
who walked free after serving his full 12-year sentence.
Ray Brent Marsh pleaded guilty in 2004 to various charges, including theft by deception, abusing a corpse, burial service-related fraud and giving false statements, after the bodies of 334 people in various stages of decomposition were found scattered across his crematory property in Noble, Georgia.
Marsh could have been sentenced to thousands of years, but took a plea deal that gave him a 12-year sentence.
Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt was the only news reporter at the Central State Prison in Bibb County as Marsh was walked out by his attorney, McCracken Poston.
The apology reads:
In a statement to Channel 2 Action News, the parole board says it did consider Marsh for parole in 2008 and 2013, but denied him.
He is now on probation for the rest of his life. The conditions of that probation include getting a job.
Marsh’s lawyer says now that he’s out, Marsh is hoping to quietly fade away.
"I just want people to leave him alone and give him a chance,” Poston said.
“He’s out. He’s done his time. He will live his life and he will do the right things by people,” Marsh’s other attorney, Stuart James, said.
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