Zaveon Marks Defense Seeks Funds To Consult Experts In Sentencing Of 14-Year-Old By Dana Vollmer • Nov 13, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT The public defenders representing 14-year-old Zaveon Marks are asking the state for $25,000 to provide special mitigation expertise during the sentencing phase of his trial. 14-Year-Old Zaveon Marks Found Guilty of Murder By Dana Vollmer • Oct 30, 2019 A jury found 14-year-old Zaveon Marks guilty of one count of first degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon in the shooting death of 16-year-old Zarious Fair last summer. First Day Of Testimony In Murder Trial Of 14-Year-Old Charged As Adult By Dana Vollmer • Oct 29, 2019 Testimony began Tuesday in the murder trial of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks. Zaveon Marks Murder Case Moved Back to Adult Court By Tim Shelley • Sep 20, 2019 The murder case of 14-year-old Zaveon Marks is back in adult court. Judge Rejects Sentencing Cap For Zaveon Marks, Temporarily Returns Him To Juvenile Court By Dana Vollmer • Sep 6, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT A judge denied a request to scale back the sentencing exposure for Zaveon Marks, the 14 year old accused of murdering fellow Peoria teen Zarious Fair in June. Public Defender Calls Foul On Zaveon Marks' Arraignment By Dana Vollmer • Aug 30, 2019 Jeff Smudde / WGLT An attorney for Zaveon Marks, the 14-year-old accused of shooting Zarious Fair, argues he can’t be sentenced to more than 40 years in prison. Murder Charges In Death Of Peoria Teen Raise Questions About Controversial State Laws By Dana Vollmer • Aug 23, 2019 Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio As Peoria grapples with gun violence among youth, criminal justice advocates argue the county is resorting to controversial measures. Peoria 14-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges By Dana Vollmer • Aug 22, 2019 Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio Fourteen-year-old Zaveon Marks has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Zarious Fair.