Bradley Martin & Carolyn King

Bradley Martin (21) met Carolyn King(27), a married mother of 4, when he was working for a prison release program at a Candy Factory they both worked at. The 2 even had Conjugal visits. He was in prison for a parole violation. One day he went out on work release but never returned back to prison.

Guy Goodman

On September 25, 1993, police made a welfare check at the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania home of Guy Goodman, 74, a community-minded retired florist who’d not been seen in several days. Inside it smelt instantly of death. There was blood and pieces of broken glass all over the floor. In the basement the police discovered the decomposing body of Goodman. He had been strangled with extension cords and had a plastic bag tied around his head. He had been dead for over a week. There was no signs of a break in and 3 empty coffee cups on the kitchen table appearing like he had guests. His credit card and vehicle were missing. When police dusted the place for prints. A print of 21 year old Bradley Martin came up.

The police put out an APB for Martin and King not knowing if King had been kidnapped by Martin or left her family on her own will. When police questioned her husband he says he hadn’t spoke to his wife in weeks. Police also later found out that there was a connection between Martin and Goodman as Goodman mentored Martin in a program for troubled youth.

On September 27th, 1993 the police had found out that Goodman’s credit card was used in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and most recently South Dakota. The last point they found it used in was a hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota. At that place another person a tourist bus company worker named Donna Martz (59) went missing. When police found Goodman’s car abandoned authorities figured they were now using Donna Martz’s car.

On October 5th, 1993 A California Highway Patrol officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of Martz’s car outside of San Diego. When the officer got close enough to the vehicle he identified the people in the car as King and Martin. The chase ended when the car got into a little accident and the two were arrested. There was no sign of Donna Martz and neither of the suspects were talking. Later to save her own ass King of course claimed that she stayed with Martin as she feared for her life. Martin agreed with her and went along with her story. But police doubted she was unwilling as security footage showed her using the cards and checks by herself with plenty of time to escape or tell someone.

Eventually, Martin and King cooperated with police and drew a map of where Martz was shot. Her body was recovered and brought home to her family. What Martin and King did was lock Martz in her trunk while alive, then went shopping with her credit cards in Elko, Nevada, then drove her to the middle of the desert and shot her in the head.

Martin and King were both charged with kidnapping and two counts of first degree murder. They were brought back to Pennsylvania and awaited trial. On October 11, 1994 they were each found guilty and sentenced to death. Martin and King were later resentenced to life without parole. 

Links

https://www.oxygen.com/killer-couples/crime-news/bradley-martin-carolyn-king-go-on-cross-country-killing-spree

https://murderpedia.org/female.K/k/king-carolyn.htm

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad)

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (a convert to Islam) opened fire in a drive by shooting with a rifle on June 1st, 2009 at the US Military Recruiting Office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Private William Andrew “Andy” Long, 23, of Conway, Arkansas, and Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, were standing outside the recruiting center in uniform, smoking cigarettes. They had just both finished their basic training. Bledsoe shot them both. Long died in route to the hospital.

After the shooting Bledsoe sped away. His plan was to get to Memphis where he planned to switch cars. But Bledsoe took a wrong turn down a construction zone and cops caught him 8 miles away from the Recruiting Office where he surrendered peacefully. When he surrendered he was wearing a green ammo belt. He also told the officers “It’s a war going on against Muslims, thats why I did it”. He also later said that he did not regard his action as murder, because American military actions in the Middle East justify the slaying of Americans.

When he was arrested he openly admitted to the shooting. He claimed that he wanted to kill as many army personnel as he could. When they looked in his car they found SKS rifle, a Mossberg International 702 rifle, two handguns, 562 rounds of ammunition, and military books. A police search of his apartment turned up Molotov cocktails, homemade sound suppressors, and compact discs labeled with Arabic writing. Also he had conducted research on other targets, including military sites, government facilities, and Jewish institutions throughout the country. Bledsoe was charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder, and 10 counts of unlawful discharge of a weapon. Bledsoe also reportedly faced 15 counts of engaging in a terrorist act.

Sentencing: On July 25, 2011, Muhammed was sentenced to life in prison. Although not charged with terrorism. After Bledsoe was sentenced he claimed that the attacks he committed were ordered by Al-Qaeda. He also claimed his lawyers pressured him into pleaded guilty to Capitol Murder and that he had issues understanding the whole severity of the situation.

Carlos Leon Bledsoe (Born-July 9th, 1985 in Memphis, TN) He converted to Islam in 2004 after a speech by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, and then, to his parents’ dismay, decided to become a Sunni Muslim. He dropped out of college at the end of his sophomore year and began working odd jobs in Nashville hotels and restaurants. He was also becoming more religiously devout, spending time in Nashville’s Somali community, praying regularly at the Islamic Center of Nashville, wearing Arab-style clothing, forswearing alcohol and changing his name.

He later went to Yemen in 2007 too teach English and study Islam for 16 months. He was deported from Yemen after he overstayed his visa. He was caught overstaying his visa in 2008 when he was stopped at a road check point. He was also holding a fraudulent Somali passport. Which cost him a 2 month stay in jail there. In prison is where he started planning his attack.

His plan was to eventually go to Somali for bomb training but his jail stint prevented that. Not only was he deported to the US but the US fought to get him back.? In 2008 he married a woman from Yemen. He eventually moved to Little Rock to work and earn money to bring his wife over to the US. Bledsoe had also been interviewed by the terrorism task force when he returned from Yemen.

Muhammad said in his letters that none of his attacks had gone as planned. His initial plan was to kill “3 Zionist rabbis in Memphis, Little Rock, and Nashville. Then target recruitment centers, from the South to the nation’s capital. And other Zionist organizations in the northeast.” He used Google Maps to investigate targeting recruiting centers in at least five states (including ones in the cities of New York, Atlanta, Louisville, and Philadelphia), Times Square in New York City; Jewish institutions (including in Atlanta); a day-care center, a post office, and a Baptist church, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_recruiting_office_shooting

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.M/m/muhammad-abdulhakim-photos.htm

New York Times Article 2010

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7730637&page=1