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February 24, 2019

MMA fighter’s pregnant girlfriend was allegedly present during murders, led authorities to shallow graves

February 7, 2019
Maya Maxwell (Bell County Jail)

The pregnant girlfriend of an MMA fighter — accused of killing two people and called “extremely dangerous” by police — was allegedly present during the murders and directed authorities to the victims’ graves.

Maya Maxwell claimed to have seen Cedric Marks kill his former girlfriend Jenna Scott, 28, and her friend Michael Swearingin, 32, on Jan. 3 in Temple, Texas.

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The bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma City on Jan. 15 — after Maxwell told authorities of their whereabouts, according to an affidavit obtained by The Statesman.

Maxwell, who is about five months pregnant, revealed this information before the Scott and Swearingin were reported missing.

She admitted to being in the house where the pair was killed and saw the bodies buried in a shallow grave.

Marks, who is known as “Spider-Man” in MMA, allegedly killed the pair in different rooms.

Maxwell didn’t see how the two were killed, but she has been charged with tampering with evidence as she helped move Swearingin’s car.

Cedric Marks is pictured in a Jan. 8 booking photo in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cedric Marks is pictured in a Jan. 8 booking photo in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Kent County Michigan Sheriff’s Office)

The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office has yet to reveal their cause of death.

The disappearance of Marks’ former girlfriend April Pease is also under investigation.

Marks remains in Bell County Jail after he was recaptured Sunday following his escape during a jail transport.

His bail is set at $1.75 million.

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