Prosecutor Recommends Life for Earl Martin

The man accused of  shooting two men during a drug deal, killing one of them, could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office is requesting a life without parole sentence enhancement for Earl Martin.  He appeared for an initial hearing yesterday in Evansville.

The request was made is before any additional charges are filed for the death of Erica Bradfield formerly of Washington. Officials with the prosecutor’s office say they are still waiting on the file for that case and Martin has not been charged in Bradfield’s death.  Police say Bradfield’s body was found in trash bags at Martin’s home last Friday, after he was arrested in the shooting case last Tuesday.