Snejana Farberov and Harriet Alexander, Daily Mail, February 2, 2021
One of two women murdered by the brother of up-and-coming rapper Uzzy Marcus has been identified as his fiancee, 26-year-old Savannah Rae Theberge, mother to a four-year-old son.
Raymond Weber, 29, known as Zino, was arrested in California following an eight-hour standoff with police and charged with killing the women, whose lifeless bodies were captured in an Instagram Live video.
Vacaville Police Sgt. Kate Cardona said one victim was 27 and the other was 15.
Theberge’s mother, Enyaw Taylor, wrote on Facebook: ‘My heart is heavy I’m so sad to say I believe one of those girls that were killed is my baby girl Savannah Rae Theberge whose birthday is 2/3.’
She said her daughter was 26.
She confirmed that Theberge and Weber this month told her of their engagement, CBS 13 reported.
Theberge grew up in Georgia and had recently been living in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she worked for FedEx. It was unclear when she traveled to California.
Her friend, Meg Grubbs, set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise funds to bring her body home for burial.
‘Our dear sweet Savannah Rae’s life has been taken from her too soon,’ Grubbs wrote.
‘Her home state, Georgia, where she grew up and all of her family resides at. Her body remains in California, where the horrific incident occurred.
‘She had plans to come back home, eventually, but things didn’t go as planned. She wanted to raise money a few years back, but never could come up with enough to travel home with her belongings.’
Grubbs is aiming to bring her remains back to Georgia ‘where she belongs’.
The second woman is yet to be identified.
Weber was taken into custody by police in Vacaville at around 8.30am on Saturday and was then booked into the Solano County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder and multiple other felonies, including domestic assault.
Weber is the brother of local rapper Uzzy Marcus, 25, whose real name is Marcus Weber.
Marcus Weber is currently being held in the Sacramento County Jail without bail in connection to an unrelated case.
He is accused of endangering the life or health of a child and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The incident in Vacaville began at 12.42am on Saturday, when police responded to a call of a welfare check at the Rocky Hill Veterans Apartments, located at 582 Rocky Hill Road.
A woman called to report a man, later identified as Raymond Weber, was inside an apartment and possibly armed. She said the suspect had livestreamed himself on Instagram brandishing a gun while crouching next to two women lying motionless on the floor.
In the chilling video, Weber is seen pointing a gun into the camera while smoking a cigarette.
At one point, he lifts a woman’s hand and says: ‘that b**** tried to set me up. That’s what she did.’
He then accuses his younger brother and others of trying to have him killed, but he does not elaborate.
‘Uzzy Marcus wanna have me killed,’ he says while waving his gun.
Later in the video, Weber turns off the light in the room and pretends to fire his gun.
‘There’s police everywhere,’ he whispers. ‘This gonna be the last time y’all see me. Any minute they’re gonna kick this door down. They’re all outside.’
Officers learned Weber, from Santa Rosa, was wanted for an outstanding warrant for various felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon.
Police who responded to the scene found the suspect had barricaded himself inside the apartment, prompting the activation of the SWAT team.
Police negotiators were also dispatched to the scene and tried to convince Weber to surrender, but to no avail.
Other units in the apartment building were evacuated as police used ‘distraction devices and chemical agents’ to force Weber out of the property.
Some eight hours later, police entered the apartment and found Weber hiding inside.
After a brief struggle, during which the 29-year-old was tasered, he was taken into custody.
Police discovered the two women dead inside the apartment.
Weber remained jailed without bond on Monday. He is due back in court on Tuesday.
Weber has a lengthy criminal history.
In 2014, he was said to be present when his then-16-year-old brother, Antoine, shot and killed Weber’s 19-year-old girlfriend, Nicole Duarte, reported ABC10.
Raymond Weber, who was on parole on separate charges, was 22 at the time and fled the scene.
Antoine Weber later pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sent to state prison, where he will be eligible for parole in 2028.
Marcus Weber released his debut album as Uzzy Marcys, Mafia Reputation, in 2017, followed by the album Project 42K in 2019, and his third album, titled Friendly Gang Fire, last year.
He has collaborated with rappers Mozzy and Celly Ru.
His title track 42K has been played on Spotify more than 177,000 times.