Friday, April 14, 2017

Revisiting the Scene of the Crime


We've recently mentioned a new look into the Chris Martin murder trial, which produced a manslaughter verdict and a sentence of 20 years. Until now, we knew only that the deceased Grant Campbell had a dishonorable discharge. Was he stealing military jackets and selling them to poor natives in need of clothing as we had originally heard? No. It seems he was selling tactical vests and gas masks. Nice guy. What if it had been your family member who went without protection because of this mentally ill miscreant?

We'll be publishing more on the Marine felon's diagnosed mental state later.


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Let's move along to the Autumn Wood murder trial. At the time of the teen's arrest, we heard many comment on her "smirk." It was our opinion that she was attempting to hold back tears. It turns out both views were wrong. Her jaw had been dislocated in the fight at the Eugenia Street home that night. We'll have more later.

If any young women who were present at that ill-fated, unchaperoned house party are reading this, drop us an e-mail. You will always remain anonymous. We don't care about publishing names, just the truth.

Remember: "The b***h stabbed me" might not be the best choice for last words. Autumn is scheduled to come home in two weeks.


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From an informed reader on Rusty Wheeles: 

Story is Robert Eaton contacted Rusty wanting to build a batting cage in his subdivision. He told Rusty he would pay for it and pay the city workers to build it. Rusty said ok, but then afterwards they found out it was private property belonging to the city. The reason no one knew this beforehand is because the Parks & Rec Board doesn't have an attorney. Every other Board in Muscle Shoals has an attorney except that one. Nonetheless, Rusty has turned in his vehicle and no one plays golf for free.


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So did you see the photo of Colbert County escapee Jesse Blake Willis?



We want to know if that's a tattoo of a Sheffield bulldog or Buster Brown's dog Tige?





7 comments:

  1. Chris Martin's trial was a travesty. He is a good person and deserves a retrial.

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  2. Not only was grant campbell a thief but a mentally deranged person a wonder if all this was covered up because grant campbell didnt follow through with his treatment as stated in the court marshall i think id like to know if this discharged harrasing alcoholic ever recieved his treatment since grant felt it so important to add in court marshal to include as why...

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  3. I happen to have had the pleasure to know Mr Martin personally. This man would not harm another person unless he thought he absolutely had to. He is a good man and I know he is not proud of what he was forced to do and is very remorseful. He needs to be at home to be the father to his son he needs to be.

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  4. What if chris hadnt acted so quickly in self defense. The outcome could have been a complete travesty children and women and chris martin could have all been seriously hurt. Grant was under care of a pyschotherapist at the time and if he was doing what he was suppose to he would be medicated and since his BAC was .26 i can only imagine how horrific this all has been and how much worse it could have been.. i pray for you chris martin that you dont live in fear too much longer amen

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  5. Chris Martin is my big brother and one of the best people I've ever known. He would do anything for anyone. Grant, although he had his problems, was a friend of Chris's. Chris would never have hurt him unless it was to protect himself and others. I'm deeply sorry for the Campbell's loss and I know Chris is as well. I just hope the right thing will eventually be done so Chris can be with his family. No one deserves it more than he does right now. I'd trade places with him if they would let me just so he could be with his son.

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  6. I am so glad to see someone in the media seeking the truth. Thank you Sholanda, for revisiting the Chris Martin case. He is an innocent man who defended his life and the life of others. Chris would never maliciously hurt anyone, friend or enemy. There are so many lies, cover ups and misconceptions related to Chris' case. When all of the truths come out people will see how corrupt the judge, DA and Sheffield Police Department really are and how my son was railroaded through an unjust trial and wrongfully convicted of a crime when he was in a position with NO choices. In a split second he had no choice but to stand his ground and defend his life. I am so proud to call Chris Martin my son. He stands head and shoulders above the people who have maliciously taken every earthly from him.

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  7. I am Renee Parker, Chris Martin's mother. I pray every day that the truth will finally be revealed and that Chris will be home with his family. Due to political influence, power, money and a corrupt justice system my son sits in prison. Chris should've been hailed a hero for saving lives but because of who he shot he has been treated like a criminal or worse which he is NOT. Chris acted in the only way he could when Grant Campbell charged at him with a knife. A knife he had already threatened Chris and Coleman Jones with and then held to Amanda's neck as her 7 year old daughter watched in horror. Chris was so broken and sorry that Grant died. They were good friends. Chris thought highly of the Campbell family and had worked for them off and on for years. Contrary to Judge Hatcher's remarks, Chris is very remorseful. Not for shooting Grant because he had no other choice but that he lost a friend and the Campbells lost a beloved family member. This was a terrible tragedy for all involved but that does not change the fact that my son is innocent. If the Colbert County judicial system and officials hadn't "lost" crucial evidence, falsified reports and bowed to the DA when he told officers to change reports there would have been a different outcome. I am so thankful that the truth is going to be revealed because Chris has nothing to hide.

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