In his tell all biography, Martin shares the details of his journey through the Louisiana justice system and his inspiring story of overcoming a great INjustice.
In the summer of 1973, Martin was on the path to graduating high school, and going to college, possibly enjoying the career of a professional athlete someday. Instead, on the day of his high school graduation, Martin was being badly beaten in the Baton Rouge Parish Prison barracks by five inmates! Yes, Martin was in prison! But how did he get there? What happened?
The course of Martin's life would change with one mistake; he would make one decision that would prove to be a very costly decision.
Attempting to diffuse a volatile situation, he failed and instead became entangled in a violent crime leading to a prison sentence for murder. He would be sentenced to Angola, one of the country's most violent penitentiaries, without the benefit of trial or plea of guilty, and without conviction, as court documents confirm.
But fate would deal Martin a 2nd chance at life and justice.
After serving as butler to then Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, his records being reviewed, revealing the unbelievable and unimaginable happenings of a man being sentenced to LIFE in prison with no trial, without conviction or plea of guilty, Martin would be granted a Governor's pardon.
He would go on to overcome the darkness of his past. Graduating from college, becoming a husband, father and grandfather, minister and mentor to the youth, Martin has shown that life's seemingly insurmountable obstacles, even some of the worse, can be overcome!
After surviving an injustice no man should have to suffer, Martin has a new definition of "justice".
"With Edwards in the Governor's Mansion: From Angola to Free Man" is due to be released by Pelican Publishing May 15, 2012 and may be purchased at major book stores and online.