Testimony continued Wednesday in a high-profile murder case in Lexington.
On Monday, the prosecution told a jury of eight women and six men, a total of 12 plus two alternates, that Marty Roe, accused in the shooting death of Dr, Martha Post in 2011, was obsessed with Post, to the point that he left numerous phone messages and had a tattoo with the words, “forever and a day” and two hearts, one with “Martha” in it and “Marty” in the other.
On Wednesday, Catherine Dunaway, who worked in Post’s building as a medical assistant, talked about the day Post was killed. She said she hadn’t seen Roe in a while, but before, if she would see him, she would call Post or Doctor Robert Truitt, Post’s husband, to tell them. Prosecutor asked why, and Dunaway said because “they were scared of Roe.”
Later Wednesday morning, Pruitt took the stand. The prosecution asked him, “Did you have anything to do with the murder of your wife?” and Truitt replied, “No, I did not.”
Truitt also talked about the gun he had bought because he was, “afraid for his wife’s safety because she kept getting phone calls from him,” referring to Roe. “I had been afraid something was going to happen for months and months,” he said, “It was always in the back of my mind Marty was going to do something.”
Roe has maintained his innocence since the shooting, and just a few months ago sent several letters to the judge in his case.
Roe told the judge that the charges against him were part of a conspiracy and he needed to get out of jail to find the people who would come to his defense. His request was denied.
Police say Post and her husband befriended Roe, and gave him a job at the office, doing renovation work. Investigators say Post fired him because of his drinking problem and that’s when Roe became obsessed with Dr. Post.