Victim Identified in Fatal Stabbing Case

The victim of a fatal stabbing has been identified as Robin Martin, 47, of Altadena. The case is being described as domestic violence.

The victim of a fatal stabbing that took place Saturday in the 900 block of E. Mariposa has been identified as 47-year-old Robin Steven Martin, of Altadena, according to Capt. Ed Winters of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

The stabbing, which took place Saturday afternoon in front of an apartment building in the 900 block of East Mariposa Street has been described by the Sheriff's Department as being a case of domestic violence.  

Police arrested Breta Durham, 55, of Altadena, on Saturday.  Durham is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and is due in court on Tuesday, according to Sheriff's Department documents.

Leslie Morfin October 28, 2012 at 07:04 AM
I hired Robin to represent my brother on a case and was upset that he had not been working fast enough on this case, I last spoke with him on the 13th of October concerning this matter and he told me that he was having problems with his wife and that all of the work was in the home. They were getting a divorce and that he was waiting for her to move out and live with her parents, but that she would not go. He told me that he had to go to court to get her out of the home and that as soon as that was done he would do what he had started out to do on my brother's behalf. I told him that I would speak to him again on this matter on the 27th. When I called today which is the 27th in the morning his phone went straight to voicemail which was full and could not take anymore messages. I had e-mailed him I believe the night before that as well, and no response. I also sent him a message on linkedin and no reply. So I did some research and discovered that he in fact has been stabbed to death. At this point I am at a loss for words and dont even know what to think.
Kent Dellenbusch October 30, 2012 at 01:51 AM
I have been looking for a service memo. Does anyone know when / where a service will be held. I am a neighbor; we spoke to often. I liked Robin and our conversations, I am sorry for his loss and the troubles he had in his family. I will miss him
Necole Smith December 14, 2012 at 12:14 AM
My heart is sooooo heavy right now. God sent Robin my way in late 2011. He gave my boyfriend and I so much hope as he helped us with my boyfriend's case. I am heartbroken on so many levels right now. Robins mother was kind enough to write my boyfriend a letter (just received the letter last week) regarding the loss. My heart is in so many pieces. Robin was our ONLY chance. I weep for the others who found hope in Robins efforts to achieve true justice. I weep for the mother who had/ has to bury her son. I weep for the accussed because another life will be lost. Where do we all go now? Robin I pray you are in the arms of The Almighty God. I pray you are being rewarded for your good deeds. For the last year your efforts have replaced the sorrow in my heart with joy and, for that, i am grateful. you will be missed.
Necole Smith December 14, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I feel the same way. this is so hard to believe and even more difficult to process. #speechless.... ive have read this article over and over again and still cant find the words...


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