PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charlene Grandson Martin, 45, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to one charge of murder related to the stabbing death of her husband, Aurthur Martin.
Charlene Martin was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court before Judge Frederic Rutberg. Her case was continued to March 9 for a pretrial conference.
According to police reports, Martin said she and her husband were watching television when he left the room and re-entered with a knife. She allegedly told police that they were joking around when she pushed his arm away and he was struck by the knife.
Her explanation was reportedly inconsistent with the findings of the medical examiner, according to The Berkshire Eagle. Police said the couple had a history of domestic incidents and that Martin has been the "agressor." The knife was found in a closet.
Martin is being held without bail in the Berkshire County House of Correction.
Posted Feb. 8, 2009
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that stabbing victim Arthur Martin bled to death.
Martin, 49, died early Saturday morning at Berkshire Medical Center. His wife, Charlene Grandson Martin, 45, is facing a murder charge in her husband's slaying.
Dr. Andrew Sexton, an associate medical examiner, conducted the autopsy on Arthur Martin on Sunday in Holyoke. The autopsy revealed that Martin bled to death as a result of a stab wound to his thigh, which cut the femoral artery.
Posted Feb. 7, 2009
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield woman has been charged with murder in connection with the apparent stabbing death of her husband last night.
Charlene Grandson Martin, 45, is being held in the Pittsfield Police lockup on $1 million bail pending arraignment Monday morning in Central Berkshire District Court in Pittsfield. She is facing one count of murder in the apparent stabbing death of her 49-year-old husband, Arthur Martin.
Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless, in a statement released this morning, said the Pittsfield Police Department received a 911 call about 11:20 Friday evening reporting a stabbing at 341 West St., Building 40.
Police, fire and emergency medical technicians responded to the call.
Arthur Martin, a resident of that address, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center, suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead early Saturday morning. An autopsy will be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Holyoke within the next several days.
The investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department with assistance from the state police Crime Scene Services Section. Detectives Thomas Bowler and John Gray are the lead investigators on the case.
Anyone who has any information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Pittsfield Police Department at 413-448-9700.
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holy crap i knew both of them. wow i cant believe it.
wow. i never thought something like this would happen. my prayers go out to Arthur and his family. I personally know his two sons and I just feel so bad for them. I can imagine what they are going through. You boys will make it through. I love you guys.
All Glory All Power goes to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may he have the Glory.My prayers to both of the families hope all work out for the kids sake.Love you Charlene and Arthur you will be truley missed.
She's my aunt, and she loved arthur liked she loved her children.God will see her and her kids through this. There is noway, nohow that this was done purposly. Thats the father of her kids, her husband for better or worst. She wouldnt let me or anyone else hurt him, so I know this was not done intentially. NOT GUILTY!!! Im with you 100% in your heart and prayers
Maybe she was a victim of Domestic Violence, and by stabbing him was self defense.
There are many women who are victims of Domestic Violence and are in prison for self defense. I think the police should start investigate their relationship.
i know both of them i would travel all the way to MASS. and stand there and say not guilty keep yr head up charlene r.i.p. arthur to the kids stay strong look at there pictures there nothing but love there NOT GUILITY
i have been in charlene grandson family for 8 years i am her nephews girlfriend and since i been in the family charlene grandson and arthur have always been together they went everywhere together with there kids as well they was always happy and yes the two of them where for better or wrost so many years they been together aint no way charlene grandson would hurt arthur the love she has for arthur i cant even explain all i know she loved her husband and everybody that new the both of them can tell anyone how both of them was charlene and arthur was as one they loved there kids dont worry boys and ma god is by your side and everything is going to be fine and she is NOT GUILTY CHARLENE GRANDSON IS NOT GUILTY GOD IS BY UR SIDE CHARLENE GRANDSON AND EVERYDAY THAT GO BY I PRAYER FOR U NOT GUILTY NOT GUILTY
i also been in ms charlene's life with her family and i know for a fact hat she loved mr arthur and didnt really mean to kill him. if she say it was an acident then i believe her 200%.she would have never done such a thing to him on purpose and i believe that the doctors are behind this as well and could have done more to save him. i give ma condolences to messiyah,maliek,and sha sha. i love ya'll like family.
aunt penny god is with you and you are in my heart R.I.P uncle arthur me miss you but we will never forget you..... MS CHARELNE GRANDSON IS NOT GULTY my aunt had so much love for my uncle that she would jump n da way if he ever had a problem with anyone i love you aunt penny and uncle arthur im always here with boogie and mommy and you knew we on your side this is for my cuzzoz sha~sha and her big brothers you know i love yous too and you know were we leave da doors are always open no matter what well ima say this one last time ( MY AUNT CHARLENE GRANDSON IS NOT GULTY SHES NOT GULTY ) well thiss yaa girl yesenia aka pookie and who ever dont think my aunt is not gulty excuse my languge but ( they can suck my ^!$& ) i love you fam im over but never out
To My Dear Friend Charlene
Thank you for allowing me to become part of yoiur family during the time,I took cared of your mother. I must say Authur will surely be missed and it is unfortunate and the impact this is having on the families. I encourage you continue keeping your eye on the prize (GOD)and his will -will be done. I have to share with everyone who reads this post that there was so much love shared between those to people and that love showed down to their children. I seen the best and worst time that you and authur went through but ar the end of the day no one could not say love did not exist. I remember when you shared that you an Autgur was getting married, i was happy for the two of you, so please continue to pray and stay strong.