Ex-Rays player learns fate for triple homicide of disabled dad, elderly uncle, & breadwinner with baseball bat

4 days ago

Corona news, California news.

The former Tampa Bay Rays first-round draft pick, Brandon Martin, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing three helpless men in 2015 including his own father and uncle.

After almost 4-hour of deliberations, the jury ordered the life sentence Thursday against Martin after being convicted of three counts of capital murder earlier in November.

According to prosecutors, the athlete used a black wooden baseball bat with his name on it to fatally attacking his 64-year-old disabled dad, Michael Martin, his uncle, Rickey Anderson, 58, and an ADT installer, Barry Swanson, 62, inside his Corona property.

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  • The victims’ lifeless bodies were found by a family member who notified police.

    “The family feared Brandon Martin,” officials said.

    He was taken into custody the following day after an hours-long chase with authorities.

    In 2013, Martin was suspended from the Rays’ organization amid “personal matters.”