Pummeled Pastor

Pastor Martinson was found bludgeoned to death at his church on Easter.
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Pastor slain

The Crime Beat reports: Minister beaten to death in church

Canvass ā€“ church members

YCSD investigators spoke to church members and visitors who arrived for Easter services.

Leo Ingram interview

Leo told the detectives about his discovery of the body and his relationship with Pastor Martinson.

Leo Ingram bio

Leo joined Pastor Martinson's congregation as a teenager and now is the associate pastor.

Wendell Martinson bio

Wendell was a pastor at the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit for over 30 years.

Incident report

Emergency Services received a 911 call reporting a severely injured person at a local church.

About the current investigationAssociate Pastor Leo Ingram arrived at the church expecting to meet Pastor Wendell Martinson to set up for the Easter sunrise service.

Instead, he found Pastor Martinson's bloody body and called 911.

Who would do something like that to a man of the cloth in that place on that day?

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The Pummeled Pastor investigation began on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and will run for about six weeks.


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