In very sad news an Alabama mother of three was ki’lled by her husband in a mu’rder-sui’cide just weeks after she lifted an order of pro’tection, according to the NY Post.
Martella Tyler, a 40-year-old real estate agent, was discovered de’ad alongside the bo’dy of her husband, Justin Tyler, 43, early Sunday at a home on fi’re in Huntsville, AL.com reported.
Cops responded after getting a dom’estic dist’urbance rep’ort at the residence, where one of the couple’s three daughters managed to escape the inf’erno, according to an online fund’raiser.
“He mur’der’ed her and set the house on fi’re, destr’oying a good portion of their home and making it unli’vable,” the site reads. “Martella leaves behind three beautiful daughters who are now with’out both mother and father.”
Justin Tyler was char’ged in February with fir’st-deg’ree dome’stic viol’ence for att’acki’ng his wife with a po’cke’tkni’fe, AL.com reported.
Three days later, Martella Tyler filed for and received a pro’tection order aga’inst her husband, WAFF reported, citing court documents.
“He pun’ch’ed me, sto’mp’ed me, sta’bb’ed me three times in the head, left side and face,” she told inv’estig’ators. “I feel like he has a me’n’tal health con’dit’ion that is unt’rea’ted.”
Martella later fil’ed to dis’m’iss the order of prot’ection on May 12 while cit’ing no reason, WAFF reported.
A jud’ge granted Martella’s request as she and Justin Tyler appeared in co’urt.
The couple had been married since 2013, according to WAAY.
Martella was a dedic’ated real estate professional who did whatever it took to get the job done, co-workers told the station.
“If the house wasn’t ready to be listed and the lawn needed to be mowed or the landscaping needed to be cleaned up, or the house needed to be cleaned up, Martella was the girl,” Leading Edge Real Estate Group owner Danny Sullivan said.
Sullivan said Tyler’s tr’ag’ic sl’ayi’ng left him and others in the office stu’nned.
“We were speechless,” he continued. “There are no words to describe it. I just can’t understand how something like that can even happen. Every time she came into the office, she was smiling.”
The fund’raising push for the couple’s three daughters, meanwhile, had ec’lip’sed $24,000 as of Thursday.
The youngest daughter, who is a mi’n’or, was treated and released from a Hu’ntsville ho’sp’ital with non-life-th’re’aten’ing in’jur’ies. She’s now staying with family members, AL.com reported.
Martella’s Facebook page ide’ntified her as an associate broker who started working for Leading Edge Real Estate Group in 2019. Several friends left hea’rtfelt messages on a post from earlier this month.
“Girl I’m h’ur’t you are gone,” one reply read. “Definition of a real woman forever respected and loved. I send my sincerest con’dole’nces to the family.”’