Christmas Eve Shooting
Kenneth Martin and his wife Catherine lived in a small shack on a secluded section of dirt road in Old Town.
Sheriff Dewey Hatcher says the 62-year-old carpenter confessed to having frequent fights with his wife after deputies received a call Christmas Eve
"Around 7:40, we received a 911 call from Martin saying someone had jumped on him in his home and he shot them and thought he killed them," Dewey recalled.
When deputies arrived however, Hatcher said they discovered the Martin left out one detail:
"We didn't know at the time, until we got here that it was his wife," he explained. "We thought someone had just came in on him."
According to Hatcher, Martin confessed to shooting his 49-year-old wife at least twice with a shotgun in the arm, head and chest then leaving her on a mattress in their two room shack.
This is the third murder in dixie county this year, but it is the only case of domestic violence that ended in murder.
By Ted Latiak, WCJB TV20 News.
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