Australia - Michael Martin, 46, killed in axe attack, Murwillumbah, NSW, 13 June 2014

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    marlywings Former Member

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    Michael Martin took out life insurance for father before murdering him, police allege

    March 16, 2015

    A son accused of murdering and partially decapitating his father in northern NSW had taken out life insurance in his father's name a short time before his death, Homicide Squad detectives allege.

    Michael Martin, 25, will appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday charged with murdering his Michael Anthony Martin, 46, who was hacked to death in his unit in South Murwillumbah in June last year.

    One week ago, Mr Martin jnr joined police to make a public plea for information, urging people to contact detectives if they had any information that could identify his father's killer.

    During that appeal, he claimed that he was also present when his father was attacked, and that he was bound and gagged and forced to listen as his father was murdered

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/michael-m...dering-him-police-allege-20150316-1lzxmk.html
     
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    marlywings Former Member

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    An earlier report....

    Michael Martin Jr pleads for justice

    8th Mar 2015

    MICHAEL Martin junior was forced to listen to his dad being hacked to death.

    On Sunday, he faced the media outside Murwillumbah Police Station, in a public plea for justice.

    Mr Martin said the brutal murder of his father, in June last year, had shaken his family.

    "My father did have a colourful past," Mr Martin said.

    "But he didn't deserve that."

    Michael Martin Sr was killed in his Quarry St, South Murwillumbah, home within a day of leaving hospital after a separate home invasion in April.

    http://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/michael-martin-jr-pleads-justice/2566953/
     
  4. Ooohm

    Ooohm Member

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    Thanks, Marley, for posting the link to this case.
    First, Michael Martin was brutally attacked in April 2014 in Murwillumbah. Released from the hospital weeks later, the next day he was attacked again and murdered. His son, Michael Martin Jr., reported he had been taped up in the kitchen and forced to listen to the murder of his father. Martin Jr. made many impassioned pleas for information over the last year.
    People around Murbah were pretty dismayed by the sheer violence of the home invasion. Today we learn it's---surprise!---all about a multi-million dollar insurance policy.
    Sure there is a lot more to this story.
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Update: Sunday 10.12pm:
    THE 25-year-old man charged with the murder of his father, Michael Martin, has remained in custody.

    UPDATED Sunday 10.45am: IN a shocking twist, police have charged the son of the man who was murdered at Murwillumbah in June last year.

    ORIGINAL STORY: IT'S been nine months since Michael Martin Jr listened helplessly as his father was hacked to death, and the horror of that night continues to haunt him.

    On June 13 last year, Mr Martin's 46-year-old father, Michael Martin senior, was murdered during a home invasion at his Quarry Rd, South Murwillumbah apartment.

    http://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/news/heartfelt-plea-to-get-dads-killers/2567743/
     
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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Accused suffered years of abuse at hands of his father
    Appealed for help in tracing murderer who bound and gagged him
    Arrested and charged with killing just days after emotional plea
    Hitwoman charged with earlier attempt on Martin Snr’s life
    A MAN charged over the axe *murder of his father allegedly took out multiple life insurance policies worth millions of dollars in his name just weeks before he was killed.


    Michael Martin Jr was arrested and charged on Saturday over the slaying of his father Michael *Anthony Martin, just days after he made a heartfelt public plea to find his killers.

    The 25-year-old fronted the media last Sunday, describing the horror of being bound, gagged and forced to listen to his father die during the gruesome attack on June 13 last year.

    Michael Martin Sr was murdered in his South Murwillumbah unit last year




    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...er-of-his-father/story-fni0cx12-1227263329239
     

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    they'll get you CHRIS. P. BACON

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    Pic 1). Take a look on the cops face behind Michael Martin Jr.
    Pic 2). Take a look at the difference of a couple of years of drugs can do.

    Michael Martin Jr made an appeal to the public for help in solving his father Michael Martin Senior's murder but has now been charged himself.

    Former private school girl Jessica Honey Fallon pictured in 2011 (left) and in a police mugshot from 2014.






    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...er-of-his-father/story-fni0cx12-1227263329239
     

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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From last month:

    http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/murwillumbah-martin-murder-evidence-delay/2843866/

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    October 2017:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-25/michael-phillip-martin-guilty-murder-of-his-father./9085378

    This month:

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/37730387/nsw-woman-jailed-for-role-in-sword-murder/

     

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