Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-08 04:32:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-Kit Martin’s triple murder trial continued on Monday in southern Kentucky as Martin’s ex-wife and son refused to testify.
Martin’s ex-wife, Joan Harmon, and her son have invoked Article 5 of the US Constitutional Amendment to avoid testimony in court.
The move sparked a long legal debate between lawyers and Judge John Atkins as to whether it would be permitted.
Eventually, Judge Atkins allowed Harmon and her son not to testify and said they could be prosecuted if proved.
Martin has been accused of killing Kalvin Phillips, his wife Pam, and his neighbor Ed Dansello in November 2015. The body of Kalvin Phillips was found at his home in Pembroke, Kentucky, near where Martin lived. The bodies of Pam Phillips and Dansello were later found in a burning car in a nearby cornfield.
Martin’s trial continues on Tuesday morning.
Former American Airlines pilot Kit Martin is on Friday, the second day of the trial. He has been accused of murdering a couple and their neighbors.
Evidence that the prosecution claims to link Christian “Kit” Martin to the murder scene of his three ex-neighbors was called “smoke and mirror” by a lawyer of a former American Airlines pilot.
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