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Benjamin Martin Arrested for the Murder of his Missing Mother Nancy Martin

Benjamin Martin, 30, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother, Nancy Martin, 51. It was reported that the two got into an argument that ended in Benjamin Martin killing his mother.

Benjamin Martin, 30, killed his mother, Nancy Martin, 51, on March 10, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said.

Martin was arrested Wednesday night after relatives convinced him to lead police to his mother’s body, which had been dumped in a bush near a garage off a rural road in nearby Monroe Township.

Authorities were ready to arrest the unemployed Martin even before he came forward, Dalton said.

One dead and another life ruined all over a fight about the neatness of a home according to reports.

But, Dalton said, Nancy Martin was unhappy about how the house looked inside and confronted her son after she arrived. It was unclear whether he was expecting her visit.

Dalton said Benjamin Martin responded to his mother’s criticism by striking her neck with a blunt object and strangling her.

Her body apparently remained inside the home for four days before Benjamin Martin put it in her rental car and drove to the out-of-the-way place where he dumped his mother before leaving the car in a parking lot. The car was discovered March 21.

Missing woman found slain; son charged

March 30th, 2006 at 11:26pm Posted by | arrested, Crime/Murder, Missing | no comments

Mary Winkler in Court Today for Preliminary Hearing

At this mornings court appearance, Mary Winkler waives rights to a preliminary hearing and also to bond. She will go back to jail and await the outcome of the grand jury as to indictments against her for the murder of her husband, Matthew Winkler.

Winkler’s lawyers told the judge she would not request that a bond be set. Now she will remain in jail until she appears before a grand jury in June. If she is indicted by the grand jury, then a trial date will be set.
(WTVF 5)

Todays court appearance was to address the following issues:

That hearing was set for Thursday, March 30, at 9 a.m., at which time Gray said he will address the matter of bail and decide whether or not to bind the case over to the Grand Jury. Representing the state were 25th Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Rice and co-council Van McMahan. In addition to Farese, his son, Steve Farese, Jr., Memphis attorney Leslie Ballin and Mark Garner of Atlanta are representing Mrs. Winkler.

March 30th, 2006 at 10:13am Posted by | Crime/Murder, Mary Winkler | 2 comments