Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Michael Martin sentenced for 2013 murder of Robert Holiday

A Maryland man convicted in February of a murder from more than a year ago has been sentenced to prison.

Michael Martin, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a gun charge. Wednesday prosecutors announced that the judge sentenced Martin to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for the murder of Robert Holiday.

Holiday, age 27 at the time of his death, was fatally shot twice in the back while waiting at a bus stop. Two other people were also shot in the incident on February 18, 2013. CBS describes the shooting as a “drive-by.”

Investigators said Holiday had been in a fight with when he attempted to visit his child. Lewis then called on Michael Martin to kill Holiday, and she sent a text message to Holiday telling him he would soon die.

Prosecutors said Lewis repeatedly texted with Michael Martin, who was able to find Holiday and shoot him from a vehicle driven by Mikal Martin. Mikal Martin, 20, was convicted of second-degree murder and a gun charge.

Lewis, 25, was convicted in the murder and was previously sentenced to life imprisonment. The two Martins are not related says WBAL TV.


Michael Martin, Mikel Martin and Laquesha Lewis

Michael Martin, Mikel Martin and Laquesha Lewis

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