EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Friday that a remaining case against Earl Martin was dismissed after consulting all involved parties. In a separate case, Martin was convicted and sentenced to 135 years in prison, making his earliest possible release date is March 21, 2119.
Martin was convicted and sentenced in connection with the death of 20-year-old Christopher Hoefling.
The Indiana Court of Appeals denied an appeal in that case made by Martin, affirming his conviction.
The case that is being dismissed surrounds the death of Erica Bradfield-Fox.
Back in December 2017, police said they found Bradfield-Fox’s body dismembered in trash cans outside Martin’s Evansville home.
The prosecutor’s office and the Evansville Police Department reviewed the evidence from the Bradfield-Fox case and determined the course of action, they said in a joint statement.
They said all parties impacted by the decision were contacted and apprised of the situation.
(This story was originally published on January 10, 2020)