by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—After deliberating for just under two hours, a jury in Lancaster County Circuit Court on Friday, August 5, found Markus Kenta Smith of Farnham guilty in the abduction and malicious wounding of Lisa (Jackson) Rose, also of Farnham. Smith faces up to 10 years for the abduction conviction and up to 20 years for the malicious wounding conviction.
According to Rose’s testimony during the two-day trial, Smith sent her a barrage of angry texts on August 16, 2020, when he was unable to find her and she wouldn’t respond. He eventually located her at the Whispering Pines Motel in White Stone, where he dragged her out of the room by her hair and into his car, beating her in the process. Rose said he continued to hit her in the face as he drove to….
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