Forbes Denied New Trial

7/20/11 – A Columbia County Judge this week denied a motion for a new trial by defense attorneys for Curtis Forbes. The 54-year-old Randolph man was sentenced in February of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Marilyn McIntyre. She was beaten, stabbed, and strangled in March of 1980 at her apartment in Columbus. Her husband Lane was at work at the time, and their three-month-old son was in his crib. Forbes was a friend of the couple, dating back to their high school years. Judge Alan White said that Forbes convicted himself with his own words and while the evidence was circumstantial, he said it was sufficient for a guilty verdict.