Thursday, November 1, 2012
Saturday October 20, 2012 at approximately 1:27 p.m. police were called to a scene in Alta Dena California where a man had been stabbed by his wife, Breta Durham 55. The man, who has been identified as Robin Martin 47, was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 5:12 p.m. On Monday evening, I spoke with a friend of Durham's family whom chooses to remain anonymous at this time and will further be referred to as Ms. Anon. Ms. Anon explained that Martin had been arrested that morning for domestic violence but then posted bail. She states that upon his return to the residence occupied by he and his wife Breta Durham, he kicked in the front door and she believes Durham may have feared for her life resulting in the stabbing. Police have confirmed that Martin had in fact been arrested for domestic violence earlier that day but posted bail. Durham was later arrested after investigations revealed she had stabbed the victim, though police have not released information as to the cause. Ms. Anon also stated, to her knowledge to her knowledge Martin was an attorney. The only related information to Martin being an attorney is his Linkedin profile. Martin claims in the experience section of his page: Robin S. Martin teaches the field of habeas corpus-appeal in his own law college that he owns and started himself. He teaches the "real" law on the field that the establishment does not want you to know and teaches the "tricks and tactics" to make it all work. I checked with the State Bar of California and found Martin is not a member, nor had he ever been. All lawyers practicing law in the state of California must be a member of the State Bar. Further research on Martin's professional experience reveals a scene reminiscent of an unsavory version of the hit movie "My Cousin Vinny." Martin claims he is able to make legal problems "disappear" and get people released from prison. Martin lists no credentials or qualifications for his "College of Post Conviction Remedy," other than the fact that his profile alludes to personal experience as an ex-convict for "real." Durham will be in court today. Please subscribe to this page to receive updates as new information is released. Durham's family requests prayers in this time of difficulty for both family's. Police are encougaging anyone with information about the events that led up to this incident to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.