Saturday, March 7, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - The murder trial for a Norcross man accused of beating his father to death in 2006 is scheduled to begin Monday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
Police said Mark Livingstone Noble, 35, killed 59-year-old Rupert Noble and fled north in his father's green Honda Accord. Rupert Noble's body was found Dec. 25, 2006, in the Robinwood townhouse the two shared. It is unclear when police believe he died.
Reports said one of Rupert Noble's daughters called police to conduct a welfare check after he didn't show up for a Christmas get-together. Officers found Rupert Noble's beaten body, reports said, but no sign of Mark Noble.
Noble was reportedly spotted in Dahlonega before police arrested him in Gilmer County - about 90 miles northwest of Gwinnett - on New Year's Day after pulling him over for driving a vehicle with a stolen tag.
Records show Noble, a native Jamaican, is also charged with theft by taking and is being held for immigration.
Gwinnett Superior Court Judge Timothy Hamil will preside over the trial. Supervisory Assistant District Attorney Rich Vandever will prosecute.