The man accused in a deadly carjacking and robbery faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.
38-year-old Earl Martin was in court on Wednesday. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office filed life without parole sentence enhancement.
Evansville Police believe Martin shot two people during a drug deal last week and stole their car. Brandon Waldroup was shot in the neck and remains in the hospital. 20-year-old Christopher Hoefling died. Police found his body in the stolen car.
Police also suspect Martin in another case, where the body of 41-year-old Erica Bradfield was found in trash bags behind Martin’s mother’s home. Formal charges have not yet been filed in that case.
(This story was originally published on December 27, 2017)