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Martin County grand jury no-bills deputy

March 12, 2011

STANTON — A Martin County grand jury chose not to indict a Midland law enforcement officer involved in the January shooting death of a 54-year-old man following a standoff near Lenorah.

According to 118th District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson, the grand jury declined to indict the officer that shot and killed Lonny Martin following a brief chase on Highway 176 on Jan. 23.

“The Texas Rangers were brought in to investigate, and we presented their findings to the grand jury, which declined to true-bill the case,” Wilkerson said. “Presenting it to the grand jury in this manner is normal procedure when you have a shooting death like this.”

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My father Lonny Martin

March 28, 2011 by monicalee3274 (not verified), 3 years 34 weeks ago
Comment: 36

This was my dad and he NEVER ONCE FIRED A SHOT AT ANYONE!!!!! They just didn't feel like his life was worth the time and effort to get him into custody and maybe some mental help!! I can't believe every officer got off the hook for killing my dad! In any other case there would be a stand off for hours or even days to try and get them to surrender and seek that individual mental treatment, WHY NOT FOR MY DAD?? Way to go Midland and Martin County law enforcement!! Now his only child (myself), his 3 grandchildren and his only great grandson will never get to share another moment with this man that you thought was not worth your time!

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