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Marcus Goldsmith, charged with murder and other offenses in the March 16 stabbing death of Keith Jackson, will get his day in court.
After delaying several times, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman set Sept. 3 as the trial date for Goldsmith, with pretrial on Aug. 19.
Goldsmith is charged with murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault–domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence following the stabbing death of Jackson at his apartment at 901 Main St. in Shelbyville.
Goldsmith has pleaded not guilty.
Shortly after midnight on March 16, police responded to a 911 call of someone being injured and bleeding. When they arrived on the scene, police found Jackson lying just inside the doorway of his apartment. He was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead of stab wounds.
According to detectives, Goldsmith went to Jackson’s apartment with a knife and allegedly stabbed him twice in the torso before fleeing. The additional charges stem from an incident between Goldsmith and a woman that he used to live with that was at Jackson’s apartment.
The charge of murder can encompass various penalties, depending upon its classification, including being a capital offense punishable by death.