Why did Marjorie Orbin kill Jay Orbin? Was it for the love of Larry Weisberg?
“48 Hours Mystery” has the tape on “Diary of a Showgirl”. Marjorie Orbin was the showgirl stripper who was married 7 times. Ms Orbin was 35 years old when she was married for the seventh time. Orbin’s husband, Jay Orbin, suddenly went missing in September 2004. Mr Orbin’s family and friends were worried about him but Marjorie didn’t appear to be upset over his disappearance.
A few weeks later, Jay Orbin’s body was found in the desert. Orbin was decapitated and his limbs were missing. Orbin’s body was mutilated and kept in a big Rubbermaid container.
Marjorie Orbin was arrested when video evidence showed she bought the big Rubbermaid container that contained Mr Orbin’s torso. Ms Orbin’s then boyfriend, Larry Weisberg, testified that she killed Mr Orbin. Weisberg wanted to save himself and cut a deal to avoid standing trial. Ms Orbin was tried for the murder of her husband and convicted. Ms Orbin was sentenced to life in prison. Orbin serves time in the Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arizona.
Who was Jay Orbin and how did he meet Marjorie? Orbin was a salesman who got hooked after watching Marjorie perform in Las Vegas. Jay and Marjorie dated and got married. Ms Orbin gave birth to their son named Noah.
The producers of the TV program, “48 Hours Mystery”, gave Ms Orbin a video camera to use when she was jailed.
Ms Orbin made her prison video diaries. Orbin recorded her testimony of how Weisberg killed Jay Orbin. Ms Orbin claimed Weisberg made a surprise visit to her home while her husband was in and there was a fight. Weisberg killed Mr Orbin and threatened to kill her child. Ms Orbin said she was forced to lie and cover up the crime.
Updated with verdict and sentencing of Marjorie Orbin
Marjorie Orbin, 48, was sentenced to life in prison in January 2010. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected her request for a new trial. Marjorie Orbin said she would be appealing against her life sentence.
Noah Orbin, the son left behind by Jay Orbin, is being cared for by Jake Orbin, Jay’s brother. Jake said he was glad Marjorie has been sentenced to spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Marjorie Orbin recording her video diaries in prison.
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