Jeremy Dwayne Martin Guilty of Shooting Murder of Dad Who Didn't Want Gun in Home
A jury in Santa Ana today convicted Martin of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death, setting him up for a possible sentence of 50 years to life in state prison at a May 10 hearing.
The son got into a verbal argument with 62-year-old Frederick Dwayne Martin early in the morning of May 20, 2011, in their home at 21851 Newland St.
|Frederick Dwayne Martin|
Cops came to the home, but Jeremy Martin did not answer the door. After the officers left, he shot his father one time, killing him. Jeremy Martin then called 911 to report the murder. He was arrested at his home without incident.
Frederick Dwayne Martin, 2011 OC Homicide No. 18: Son Held in Killing
During the trial, the defense argued that Jeremy Martin killed his father while in a methamphetamine-induced psychosis, and therefore could not form the intent to kill, reads a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's office.
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