Brandon Martin, a former Tampa Bay Rays first-round draft player, was convicted of the horrible 2015 murder of his disabled father, uncle and an alarm system installer in California. , prosecutors said Thursday.
Martin was found guilty of three first-degree murder counts.
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Prosecutors say Martin struck three men Michael Martin, 64, Rickey Anderson, 58, and Barry Swanson, 62, with a black wooden baseball bat with the former baseball player’s name engraved. on them in September 2015 at their home in Corona, according to KTTV.
Swanson, an ADT installer, was at home because “the family was afraid of Brandon Martin,” the Riverside County Attorney̵7;s Office said in a press release. Michael Martin is Brandon’s father and Rickey Anderson is uncle.
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Martin’s cousin discovered the bodies. According to rumors, the police took Martin to a hospital for a psychiatric assessment and he was released on the day of the murder.
Martin is believed to have led police chasing the day after the murder but was later apprehended.
The circumstances surrounding Martin’s conviction made him eligible for the death penalty, according to Los Angeles KTTV, Fox 11. The jury will hear evidence and testimony during the penalty period to determine whether the former The player is sentenced to life imprisonment without parole or conviction. to death.
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The Rays picked Martin in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft from Santiago High School in Corona. He worked for the Rays organization until 2013 when he was released on “personal matters”.
He has achieved a .211 career with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs between Rookie and Class-A levels.