Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Murder Of Clinton Township Teens

WWJ News
January 14, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Robert Leo Marzejka

Robert Leo Marzejka (Photo: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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MT. CLEMENS (WWJ) - A Clinton Township man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a grisly double murder.

Robert Leo Marzejka, 25, was found guilty of two counts of first degree premeditated murder last November by a Macomb County jury that deliberated for less than an hour.  

Police said Marzejka hit his 18-year old sister Daneille and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Seren Bryan, with a hammer, back in August of 2018.  He hid their bodies behind their home in the Rudgate Clinton mobile home park, in the area of Metro Parkway and Groesbeck Hwy. 

Teens were reported missing and their bodies were found by Marzejka's younger brother — stuffed in garbage bags behind a shed.

Marzejka ran away, but was was quickly identified as a suspect in the slayings. A warrant was issued, and he was caught by US Marshals at a homeless shelter in Cincinnati, Ohio

Marzejka's attorney Azhar Sheikh contended that his client's mental illness was a factor in the case. Sheikh said Marzejka "started hearing voices" following his mother's death in 2011, and he'd been hospitalized several times. A state psychiatric exam, however, deemed Marzejka competent for trial,

As part of his sentence, Marzejka was ordered to have no contact with Bryan's family.