The Murder of Martre Coles

Episode 266,   Aug 30, 2023, 11:30 AM

Martre Coles was no stranger to tragedy. When he was just 16 years old, his mother died suddenly. A month later, Martre’s father invited his new girlfriend, Denise Gay, to live with them. Martre struggled with the loss of his mother and the many changes to his life. But he was excited about his future. He had dreams of becoming an artist, and it looked like he was about to fulfill them. Then he disappeared. 

And now for a note about our process. For this episode, Brandi copy and pasted from the best sources on the web. And sometimes Wikipedia. (No shade, Wikipedia. We love you.) We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the real experts who covered these cases.

In this episode, Brandi pulled from:
“The Art of Death” episode Killer Motive
“Denise Gay” podcast episode, Sistas Who Kill
“Woman Forges Art School Email To Lure Boyfriend's Teen Son To His Death” by Joe Dziemianowicz,
“‘It was betrayal’: Charges upgraded against women suspected of killing Henrico teenager” by Kristin Smith, ABC8 News
“13-year-old witness testifies in case where victim was suffocated and stuffed in rubber storage bin” by Sean Gorman, The Roanoke Times
“Witness testimony: Henrico murder victim yelled 'Get off me!' before death” by Ashley Monfort, NBC12 News
“Father testifies against ex-girlfriend accused of murdering his son” by Liza David, The Capital News Service
“Mother and daughter sentenced for roles in killing of teen found in storage container” by Vernon Freeman Jr., CBS6 News
“Henrico woman gets life in prison for murder of boyfriend's teen son” by Kelly Avellino, NBC12 News

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