Jeffrey Martin was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for the sexual assault and murder of twelve year old Gabrielle Bechen. According to court documents Jeffrey Martin would kidnap, sexual assault and murder Gabrielle Bechen whose body would be found five days later. Jeffrey Martin would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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Jeffrey Martin 2021 Information
|JEFFREY ROBERT MARTIN||Commit Name|
Parole Number: HT5883
Date of Birth: 08/25/1957
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: GREENE
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A farmhand has now been formally sentenced to the death penalty today for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl on a southwestern Pennsylvania horse farm.
A Greene County jury found 51-year-old Jeffrey Martin guilty in May and found he deserved execution for killing Gabrielle Bechen on June 13, 2006.
In Pennsylvania, a death sentence must be formally imposed by a judge.
KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports that the judge in the case has declared Martin a sexually violent predator. Martin’s daughter testified at the hearing that she was molested by her father at the age of six.
Martin testified as well.
In 2006, Bechen disappeared while riding her all-terrain vehicle at a Greensboro horse farm where Martin worked.
Her body was found buried on the farm five days later.
Martin denies killing Bechen.
He says a man came to the farm with a body and the ATV and offered him $100 to help bury the vehicle.