"He was a good brother," said LouAnn. "We had this ongoing battle of who could cook the best."
Where and When?
Everything changed the evening of May 28, 2009.
Martin left work as normal that evening. Around 8:30 p.m., he stopped at an ATM at the corner Cleveland and Lilac and withdrew some cash. Surveillance photos from the bank show Martin withdrawing cash. He then drove home, parked his creme/white colored Cadillac in the driveway of his Laurel Road house and was about to sit down on the couch and eat a bowl of soup.
"We believe he was killed shortly after that withdraw," said Wells, "It's quite possible he was targeted because he was seen driving his Cadillac and parked at an ATM. and the motive possibly was robbery."
But Wells stressed that is just a theory.
A neighbor reported she heard her dogs barking around 9:30 that evening. The next morning, Martin's ex-girlfriend found his body. He had been shot more than once.
"It seemed as if he was startled and caught completely off guard because he was sitting on the couch when it happened. (He was) eating," said Wells.
His body was found in the front room of the house, face down on the floor. There was no sign of forced entry, no indication of a struggle and police never found a murder weapon. While police say something was taken from the home, they won't specify what that was. Interestingly, the $100 he got from the ATM, never left his car.