Mark Martin (murderer)

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Mark Martin
Born1981 (age 36–37)
Other namesThe Sneinton Strangler
Criminal penaltyLife imprisonment
Details
Victims3
Span of crimes
2004–2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
WeaponStrangulation

Mark Martin (born 1981) is a British spree killer.

Murders[edit]

Martin killed three homeless women in Nottingham between December 2004 and January 2005, declaring his ambition to become "Nottingham's first serial killer". He soon became nicknamed "The Sneinton Strangler".

His victims were Zoe Pennick (aged 26), Ellen Frith (aged 25) and Katie Baxter (aged 18).

Martin was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment and on 23 February 2008, The Times reported that he was one of around 50 prisoners to have been issued with whole life tariffs and were unlikely ever to be released.[1]

He had two accomplices in his murders. John Ashley (born 1972) was found guilty of taking part in two of the murders and received life imprisonment with a recommended minimum of 25 years, while Dean Carr (born 1976) was found guilty of taking part in the murder of Ellen Frith and received life imprisonment with a recommended minimum of 14 years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, Richard; Strange, Hannah (2008-02-26). "Bellfield joins list of those to die in jail". The Times. London. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  2. ^ "Jailed Forever". Mirror. 2006-02-25. Retrieved 2009-06-25.