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Published January 27, 2010, 02:11 PM

Brothers Arraigned for 1998 Mahnomen County Murder

Todd Walter Martin and Troy Fredric Martin have been arraigned in Clearwater County District Court on charges relating to the death of their sister, Leisa Renae Martin on October 28, 1998.

Todd Walter Martin and Troy Fredric Martin have been arraigned on Manslaugher charges in Clearwater County District Court for the death of their sister, Leisa Renae Martin on October 28, 1998.

In a news release, Clearwater County Attorney Jeanine Brand says that Leisa Martin was reported missing by Todd Martin on October 28, 1998. After searching for three days, 31-year-old Leisa's body was found on Strawberry Mountain Road in Mahnomen County, MN.

Brand says Todd and Troy Martin are each charged with one count of Aid and Abet Manslaughter in the Second Degree, with a maximum sentence of 10 years and $20,000.00, Aiding an Offender with a maximum sentence of 5 years and $10,000.00, and Aid and Abet Interference with a Dead Body, with a maximum sentence of one year and $3,000.00.

Todd Martin was recently arrested on another offense, which is when law enforcement gained additional information on Leisa's death. But Brand says many of the law enforcement agencies originally involved have continued their investigation for the past 11 years.

Bail was set at $250,000.00 for each defendant. Their next appearance is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2010 at 1:30pm.

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