Arrestee interview

The detectives interviewed the suspect in custody about the murder of Pastor Wendell Martinson.

Arrest in minister murder

The Crime Beat reports: Suspect in custody for Easter Sunday pastor slaying.

Arrest report

A suspect has been arrested in the Pastor Wendell Martinson homicide investigation.

Updated trace evidence examination

The lab compared existing and new trace evidence and analyzed substances on newly obtained evidence.

Updated shoeprint analysis

The lab compared marks on the victim's clothing with newly obtained exemplars.

Updated fingerprint analysis

The lab compared fingerprints on evidence collected from the crime scene with newly obtained exemplars.

Who got arrested and for what?

The Face in the Mirror has all the latest scuttlebutt. Who are they talking about now?

Joey Kemp interview #2

The detectives asked Joey about the allegations that someone had been mishandling the church's money.

Does the YCSD have a plan?

The Oxford Weekly Planet's Crime Beat blog comments on the YCSD's recent searches around town.

Search – Deirdre Littleton

The detectives obtained warrants to search Deirdre and Liam's residence and collect biological samples from them.

Search – Emmett Sanford

The detectives obtained warrants to search Emmett's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Search – Leo Ingram

The detectives obtained warrants to search Leo's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Search – Joey Kemp

The detectives obtained warrants to search Joey's residence and collect biological samples from him.

Vehicle registrations for persons of interest

YCSD investigators located vehicle registration information for persons of interest in the Wendell Martinson case.

David Martinson interview

The detectives asked the victim's younger son about his father's relationships with his family and others.

Emanuel Martinson interview

The detectives interviewed the victim's older son, Emanuel Martinson, to find out more about his father's relationships with his family and others.

Jason Riley interview

The detectives met with Fay's boyfriend to find out what he knew about the victim.

Jason Riley bio

After a troubled early adolescence, Jason was sent to Oxford to live with an aunt.

Kemp financial summary

YCSD investigators obtained a summary of Joey Kemp's financial status.

Canvass – Littleton / Sanford neighbors

YCSD investigators spoke to Deirdre and Liam's neighbors for information about them and their whereabouts.

Justine Osborne interview

The detectives asked Justine about her reported relationship with former church member Emmett Sanford.

Justine Osborne bio

Originally from Jackson, Justine settled in Oxford to care for an ailing family member.

Red Dolly interview

The detectives asked Joey Kemp's boss about his employment history, job description, and workplace performance.

Deirdre Littleton interview #2

The detectives spoke to Deirdre again to find out more about her history with Pastor Martinson.

Lynette Martinson interview #2

The detectives asked Lynette about the things Rev. Horner mentioned were troubling her husband.

Zina Jacinto interview #2

The detectives asked Zina about allegations of financial misconduct related to church donations.

Leo Ingram interview #2

The detectives re-interviewed Pastor Ingram to get his thoughts on information uncovered since their last conversation.

Fay Nutt interview #2

The detectives called Fay in to ask what she failed to mention in their first conversation.

Trace evidence examination

The lab provided their preliminary findings on the trace evidence collected from the crime scene.

Coroner's report

Preliminary report on the autopsy of Wendell Martinson. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Handwriting analysis

The lab provided preliminary findings on the handwriting the business card found at the scene.

Shoeprint analysis

The lab examined marks on the victim's clothing and provided preliminary trace evidence analysis findings.

Fingerprint analysis

The crime lab provided their preliminary fingerprint analysis findings from the Martinson crime scene.

How did Martinson die?

The Oxford Weekly Planet's Crime Beat blog comments on the Martinson homicide investigation.

Liam Sanford interview

The detectives talked to Liam about his family's relationship with Pastor Martinson.

Liam Sanford bio

Liam grew up in the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church but stopped going last year.

Gideon Horner interview

The detectives asked Reverend Horner what Pastor Martinson might have been worried or upset about.

Gideon Horner bio

Reverend Horner has been a pastor in his wife's hometown of Oxford for nearly 20 years.

Joey Kemp interview

The detectives talked to Joey about the church's finances and his cousin Zina.

Joey Kemp bio

Joey is a member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church and Zina's adoptive cousin.

Emmett Sanford interview

Detective Armstrong talked to Emmett about his relationship with Pastor Martinson.

Emmett Sanford bio

Emmett's 15-year marriage broke up after he admitted to a brief affair.

Canvass of the Martinsons' neighbors

YCSD investigators canvassed the Martinsons' neighbors for potential leads in Pastor Martinson's murder.

Evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of evidence collected at the Martinson homicide scene.

Zina Jacinto interview

The detectives talked to Zina, a familiar face from a recent investigation.

Zina Jacinto bio

Zina is a longtime active member of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit church.

Deirdre Littleton interview

After her name came up in previous interviews, the detectives interviewed Ms. Littleton to find out more about her connection to Pastor Martinson.

Deirdre Littleton bio

Deirdre recently divorced her husband of 15 years and now lives alone with her teenaged son.

Fay Nutt interview

The detectives interviewed the church secretary to find out more about Pastor Martinson's activities at work.

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