PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- As part of the national Crime Victims Rights week, an assistant U.S. attorney is speaking out for the first time about his experience as the victim of a heinous crime.
Assistant U.S. attorney Joe Marquez was assaulted and his wife was murdered by a friend of his stepson. Marquez recently testified to a Missouri legislative committee in support of a bill that would continue to permit juveniles convicted of first degree murder to be eligible to serve a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole.
Watch FOX 4's John Pepitone's full report in the player above.