Northeast Tarrant

Man accused of killing wife at Southlake intersection moved to county jail

Kenneth Dean Martin, who faces a murder charge in the shooting death of his estranged wife, was transferred to the Tarrant County Jail Wednesday.
Kenneth Dean Martin, who faces a murder charge in the shooting death of his estranged wife, was transferred to the Tarrant County Jail Wednesday. Courtesy

A Flower Mound man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife last week as she sat in her car at a Southlake intersection has been moved from a suburban jail to Tarrant County Jail.

Bail for Kenneth Dean Martin, 52, who faces a murder charge in the death of Linda Martin, 55, remains set at $250,000, jail records show.

Police have said that the Martins met on May 31 at an attorney’s office to discuss their pending divorce. Afterward, at a busy intersection near Southlake Town Square, Kenneth Martin stopped his car behind his wife’s car, got out, walked to her car and shot her. Linda Martin was pronounced dead at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.

Martin was at the scene when police arrived. He has been jailed at the Keller Regional Detention Center, which serves Southlake and four other suburban cities. He was transferred to Tarrant County custody at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.

Dylan Bradley

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