George Anthony Martin shot dead by his wife in Houston, Texas

The male, George Anthony Martin, 69, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female shooter (Martin’s wife), 79, has not been charged at this time.

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Khan and N. Wackman reported:

Patrol officers and HFD emergency personnel responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Martin deceased. Martin’s wife was detained at the scene without incident.

Further investigation determined Martin and his wife had been married for 11 years and lived in a home with several guns inside. Martin had been drinking, was verbally abusive toward his wife and, at some point, threatened to kill her. Believing Martin was going to kill her, the wife stated she retrieved her own handgun and shot Martin. She then left the house, went to her daughter’s home next door and called 9-1-1.

The investigation is continuing.


  1. One can only hope the “investigation is continuing”, with a focus on assets & inheritance. Was the significantly younger Mr. Martin planning to leave his older wife? Was this a reduced cost alternative to divorce? Was Mrs. Martin also drinking, or otherwise medicated? Is it typical to so reflexively rely on unsubstantiated “she sacomment_ID, he sacomment_ID”? One wonders.

  2. [quote name=”Julia E Conlin”]I only just came across this article recently. I was married to George Martin and very sad about this news. Is there in more up to comment_date information?[/quote]
    Donna was never charged, she committed suiccomment_IDe one year to the day of Dads shooting. I miss them both everyday.

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