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Former pilot to serve life in jail

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) – 5 years after Christian “Equipment” Martin informed News4 Investigates he wasn’t nervous about doubtlessly being charged with homicide within the deaths of his three former neighbors, he realized he would serve life in jail with out the potential of parole for the crimes.

Choose John Atkins made the ruling after a fast listening to Thursday afternoon in Christian County Circuit Court docket.

Whereas prosecutors requested that households of the victims be allowed to make statements, Atkins mentioned it was not obligatory as he was aware of their positions from the trial and the pre-sentence report.

Martin’s lawyer indicated they might instantly enchantment.

On June 16, Martin was convicted on all prices, together with triple murder and arson, within the deaths of Pam and Calvin Phillips and Ed Dansereau, their next-door neighbor. The trial was held in Elizabethton, KY, with a jury chosen there.

News4 Investigates first linked Martin to his victims in a sequence of studies detailed in a documentary “Homicide of a Federal Witness” which incorporates Martin’s first interview.


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