25-year-old Marcus Nathaniel Trotman and 30-year-old Danielle Lorenzo were only married 18 months when he killed her in late September. He wasn’t even living in the same house as her and her 5-year old daughter at the time because of a no contact ordered that was enforced after a domestic dispute, involving Danielle and her mom, that landed Marcus in jail and on probation in August of this year. Marcus was shacked up with his buddy and mentor, DJ Laz of Miami local radio fame.
Allegedly, Marcus stole DJ Laz’s gun and went over to the house where his wife, and her mother Linda Scudera, 56 were and after an altercation, he shot them and then himself. Details of exactly what happened haven’t surfaced yet. But all three died.
Danielle’s 5-year old daughter was home and she went running to the neighbor’s house.
“She’s dead”, the girl said of her mother. “My grandma’s dead and my daddy’s dead.”
Poor little girl, she’s 5 and likely going to remember this for the rest of her life. From the stories I found, one says that she’s with her paternal grandfather and another said that she was with a trusted babysitter that is being heavily monitored by CPS. Looks like she has an older brother who is in someone else’s care and another child born to Danielle in 1998 is in someone else’s custody and has always been and will stay that way. Sounds like there’s more to this story as far as the mom goes that meets the eye. The article said that the little girl had not been raised in the same house as her older brother and that the 3rd child hadn’ been with the mother in a long time. So what does that all that mean? I’ll let you assume away, the same way that I am without the facts.
The fact that he didn’t kill the 5-year old is the silver lining to this story, if a silver lining can be found. We always ask that the parents don’t kill the kids too and our prayers were answered in this case. That doesn’t make this story any less horrific though.
Thanks to Deena for the tip.