Court Hears Audio Recording Of Russ Martin Incident
June 29, 2009 at 4:48 PM (PT)
At a hearing MONDAY on a motion by attorneys for former CBS RADIO Talk KLLI (LIVE 105.3, now Sports KRLD-F (105.3 THE FAN))/DALLAS afternoon host RUSS MARTIN to suppress his arrest warrant on a domestic assault charge, a recording of MARTIN screaming obscenities and "shut up" at his fiancee was played for the court. The FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM reports that the recording of the JULY 14th, 2008 incident included a voice identified as MARTIN saying, "Shut up, or you are going to get hurt."
MARTIN's attorneys say that the warrant was defective because they were based solely on the fiancee's statements without prior knowledge of the existence of the recording (on her digital voice recorder) or webcams.
MARTIN faces a charge of misdemeanor assault that could carry a year in jail and $4,000 fine in the event of a conviction; a ruling on the motion is expected from TARRANT COUNTY Criminal Court No. 5 Judge JAMIE CUMMINGS on JULY 10th. MARTIN was fired when the station flipped to Sports last DECEMBER.