Ex-Wisconsin football player gets life sentences in killings
Janesville, Wisconsin –
A former University of Wisconsin football wide receiver was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the murders of two women in 2020, but was eventually given the chance to seek early release.
A jury found Marcus Randle in January guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the February 2020 shootings of 27-year-old Brittany McDolly and 30-year-old Sheila Winchester in Janesville, Wisconsin. Elle was found guilty.
Randall Elle’s conviction sentenced him to two life sentences, but Rock County Judge Barbara McCrory said Wednesday that he is eligible to petition for early release and extended supervision after 60 years, WISC-TV reports. reported.
McCrory said that even if Randle El eventually asks for an early release, there is no guarantee that his request will be granted.
Prosecutors ruled out Randle Elle, who was a wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2004 to 2007, murdering the Winchesters after he suspected they had informed police about his drug dealings, removing her as a witness. He claimed to have murdered McAdory for his sake.
Investigators said they had no murder weapon directly linking Randall-El to the killing, but that surveillance footage and text messages linked him to the crime.
The defense argued that the state had not met its burden of proof and called only two witnesses. Randall El declined to testify in her own defense.
Brother of former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver Antoine Randall El.