EPD recommends charges in murder case
A grisly picture of a dismembered murder victim and a juvenile giving authorities information on his father’s alleged crime is emerging in an Evansville murder case.
Already charged in a carjacking and murder earlier this month, Evansville police say they now have enough evidence to also charge 38-year-old Earl Bernard Martin Jr. in the murder of his girlfriend.
The dismembered body of 41-year-old Erica Bradfield-Fox was found last week in trash bags in the backyard of a home at 906 Bellemeade Avenue, and next door at 910 Bellemeade.
In a news release, Evansville police say that Martin’s teenage son told them his father admitted that he had shot someone, dragged the body to the basement and cut it up with tools from the garage.
Police found Bradfield-Fox’s body after being called to the home on December 22. The body parts were found in trash bags behind two houses. Police say their investigation indicates that Martin and Bradfield-Fox were in a relationship.
In addition to this murder, Earl Martin faces a murder charge in the death of 20 year old Christopher Hoefling in an incident that was described as a drug deal gone bad. Martin also allegedly wounded 19-year-old Brandon Waldroup in that incident.