Earl Martin sentencing scheduled for today in Evansville

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The murder case of an Evansville man returns to Vanderburgh County on Friday following a guilty verdict in Indianapolis.

The trial of Earl Martin was moved there due to pre-trial publicity.

He was accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Christopher Hoefling and wounding another man during a drug deal in December of 2017.

A jury returned a guilty verdict late last month.

Martin will be sentenced in Evansville on Friday.

Martin faces another murder charge in a separate case involving the death of Erica Bradfield-Fox.

Police found her dismembered body in trash cans outside Martin’s Evansville home several days after Martin was arrested for Hoefling’s murder.

No date has been set for that trial.

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(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)

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