Couple Accused in Murder of a Rockwood Man, Get New Trial Dates

According to a recent report in The Roane County News, two people charged with murder in the death of Victor “Danny” Letner, have been given a new trial date. Charlie Richard Martinez and Kendra Denise Ivey were previously scheduled to stand trial in Knox County Criminal Court on Nov. 1. Their trial date has been reset to Feb. 22, 2022. The two are each charged with felony murder, first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employing a firearm during a dangerous felony and tampering with evidence.

33 year old Victor “Danny” Letner was from Rockwood. He was found deceased in Knox County in February.

“Kendra Ivey stated that the victim came to Knoxville to have sex with her, and after not giving her the amount of money agreed upon, she had the victim drive her to 7048 Kodak Road, where her boyfriend was waiting to rob the victim for his money,” a criminal affidavit filed in the case said. “Kendra Ivey stated that when they arrived at the location, her boyfriend, Charlie Richard Martinez (AKA Rico), shot the victim.”

Martinez also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon. His mother, Diana Jeanty, faces charges of accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence in the case.

MARTINEZ, CHARLIE RICHARDD.O.B.
06-JAN-98
IDN#: 1335288 
Document Type Booked/Served Charge CAPIAS 27-FEB-21
THEFT AND BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE (REV OF PROB)
Bond Type: DENIED Bond Amount: DENIED    NIA CAPIAS27-FEB-21FELONY MURDER, FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ESP. AGG. ROBBERY, AGG. BURGLARY, EMPLOYING A FIREARM DURING A DANGEROUS FELONY, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON.
Bond Type:  APPEARANCE Bond Amount: $1,000,000 SET    
Court DateDivisionCourt EventCourt Role
22-FEB-22DIVISION 1REVOCATIONDEFENDANT
22-FEB-22DIVISION 1TRIALDEFENDANT
IVEY, KENDRA DENISED.O.B.
16-FEB-97
IDN#: 1297870 
Document Type Booked/Served Charge CONSOLIDATED BOUND OVER17-MAR-21FELONY MURDER, FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ESPAGG ROBBERY, AGG BURGLARY, EMPLOYING A FIREARM DURING A DANGEROUS FELONY, AND TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
Bond Type: APPEARANCE Bond Amount: $1,000,000 SET    
Court DateDivisionCourt EventCourt Role
22-FEB-22DIVISION 1TRIALDEFENDANT

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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