Monsters Among Us: Nolle Lee Martin and Gary Forbes abducted Patty Greenfield and then killed her; Martin executed 5/12/1992

remembering the victimsFrom Nolle Lee Martin appeal: Patricia Greenfield was an employee of a Cumberland Farm Food Store in Delray Beach. On June 25, 1977 two men entered the store, robbed it, and abducted Ms. Greenfield. Her body was discovered a few days later on a garbage dump. Investigation led to the arrest of Martin and Gary Forbes for the robbery and murder.

The trial judge correctly summarized additional facts as follows:

Gary Forbes is an 18-year old high school dropout, recently married, with no criminal record and several juvenile referrals. He was employed at his father’s service station with Nollie Lee Martin who had just been paroled from the State of North Carolina several months earlier (after serving almost five years of a sentence of eighteen years to thirty years) for the second degree arson slaying of three (3) human beings. Gary Forbes tendered a plea of guilty to the Court which was supported by the concurrence of the family of the victim, the police agency involved and the State Attorney’s Office. The Court accepted that plea and the defendant Forbes has now been sentenced pursuant to his plea bargain. That matter is covered in a separate order. The victim was a college student who was temporarily employed in a convenience store. The two men robbed her at knife point of approximately ninety (90) dollars and two cases of beer shortly before closing. They drove her back to Martin’s apartment and blindfolded her along the way with Martin’s shirt. The sworn testimony and confessions indicate that each man committed forcible sexual battery on the victim at the apartment. The victim was transported away from the apartment, still blindfolded and under the assurances that she would be released at a remote area. After driving some distance in a rather aimless fashion, the automobile arrived at the vicinity of the Lantana Dump and the defendant, Nollie Lee Martin, walked the victim away from the view of Forbes. According to Forbes, the defendant, Martin, stated that he attempted to strangle or suffocate the victim with the use of a short piece of rope but that she recovered her breath each time that he thought she had succumbed. He then stabbed her several times in the throat. The autopsy revealed that she died of these stab wounds and suggests at least an inference that there was some struggle before the death strokes were administered.

Martin confessed to the killing on July 4 and again on July 11. His defense at trial was insanity. At the sentencing hearing he sought the benefit of the mental mitigating factors of being under the influence of extreme mental and emotional disturbance and that his capacity to appreciate the criminality of his conduct and to conform his conduct to the requirements of law was substantially impaired.[1] He had numerous psychiatric examinations, and conflicting opinions ensued from the doctors examining him. One considered him insane at the time of the murder, but three opined otherwise.[2] At sentencing two felt that he met the statutory mental mitigating circumstances. The reconciliation of these conflicts was the responsibility of the jury and, to the extent it concerned his sentencing responsibilities, the trial judge. When there is competent substantial evidence to support the conclusion reached, their determination is final. Tibbs v. State, 397 So. 2d 1120 (Fla. 1981); Clark v. State, 379 So. 2d 97 (Fla. 1979), cert. denied, 450 U.S. 936, 101 S. Ct. 1402, 67 L. Ed. 2d 371 (1981); McNeil v. State, 104 Fla. 360, 139 So. 791 (1932).

On appeal Martin raises ten issues for our consideration. Four deal with his in-custody statements, one challenges the exclusion of three jurors because they would not impose the death sentence under any circumstance, one challenges the exclusion of certain *585 jail records, three deal with allegedly improper jury instructions, and one challenges the imposition of the death sentence. After reviewing the record, we find no merit in any of the points raised and do not find that any issue warrants or requires specific discussion. We have independently searched the record for error and have found none.

Martin was fully and properly informed as to his rights, which he freely waived in giving the two statements. The presence of the prosecutor in the interrogation room was proper, and the taped statement and testimony clearly show that Martin was not misled or promised anything for giving his statement. The court properly excluded the three death-scrupled jurors. Downs v. State, 386 So. 2d 788 (Fla. 1980). We also find no abuse by the trial court in excluding the jail records. The court properly instructed the jury and did not err by excluding the instruction as to the penalty for first-degree murder. Welty v. State, 402 So. 2d 1159 (Fla. 1981).

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Nolle Lee Martin – convicted, executed 5/12/1992
Gary Forbes – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison


DC Number: 066207
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 157 lbs.
Birth Date: 05/08/1959
Initial Receipt Date: 09/11/1978
Current Facility: HARDEE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE


Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/03/1977 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 08/23/1978 PALM BEACH 7701557 5Y 0M 0D
06/25/1977 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 08/23/1978 PALM BEACH 7701675 99Y 0M 0D
06/25/1977 ROBB. WPN-NOT DEADLY 08/23/1978 PALM BEACH 7701675 30Y 0M 0D
06/25/1977 SEX BAT/COERCES BY THREAT 08/23/1978 PALM BEACH 7701675 30Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 09/11/1978
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Darius Kimbrough raped and killed Denise Collins; He was executed 11/12/2013

Denise CollinsFrom Kimbrough’s appeal: Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder on July 1, 1994, and was sentenced to death on December 9, 1994.   His conviction and sentence were affirmed by this Court on direct appeal.   The relevant facts as taken from the opinion on direct appeal are:  Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with a battery therein, and sexual battery with great force and was sentenced to death consistent with a jury recommendation of eleven to one.   The victim, Denise Collins, was found nude and semi-conscious in her bathroom by paramedics;  she was covered with blood.   The sliding glass door to her second floor apartment was partially open, and there were some ladder impressions under the balcony.   Collins was rushed to the hospital, where she died soon thereafter.

The officers took semen evidence from the bedsheets, took blood evidence from the victim, and found pubic hairs in the bed and in a towel.   The samples were sealed in a bag and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab for analysis.

A resident of the apartment complex-Lee-told officers that he had twice seen a man in the vicinity of the apartment and had seen a ladder on the apartment’s balcony.   Officers were unsuccessful in searching for the man, but later Lee identified Kimbrough from a picture lineup.   A workman in the complex-Stone-identified Kimbrough as a man who had watched him putting away a ladder in the complex around the time of the murder.

The DNA evidence showed that the semen taken from the bedsheets was compatible with Kimbrough’s, and some of the pubic hairs matched his.   There were, however, additional pubic hairs from another unidentified black man and a caucasian male.   The DNA evidence indicated that the blood samples taken from the bed matched Kimbrough’s.

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Nightmare Next Door: Left for Dead



DC Number: 374123
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/04/1972
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Note: This offender meets the criteria for designation as a sexual offender under s. 944.606 F.S., or s. 944.607 F.S., or both, and may be on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator web site.


Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
03/09/1992 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
03/09/1992 SEX BAT/INJURY NOT LIKELY 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
10/03/1991 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 DEATH SENTENCE
10/03/1991 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 12/19/1994
Date Out-of-Custody 11/12/2013

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OFFENDER NAME: Jorge Avila Torrez
SEX: Male
RACE: White
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Multiple Life Sentences
LOCATION: Detainer Unit

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Jessica Ghawi, 24 (bottom row)
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Gordon Cowden, 51 (bottom row)

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Dale Wayne Eaton

Offender ID:19980903004
Date of Birth:02/10/1945
Age: 70
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Wyoming Department of Corrections
Scheduled Release Date:

Michael T. LaHood Jr. murder 8/15/1996 San Antonio, TX *Mauriceo Mashawn Brown executed, 2 others sentenced to life in prison*

Palo Duro Street San Antonio
Michael LaHood’s home, where he was shot and killed

In all of the controversy surrounding this case with Kenneth Foster and his death sentence (later commuted to life in prison), the real victim, Michael T. LaHood Jr. has been forgotten. Web pages and articles about Foster and Brown are all over the web. But nothing for Michael LaHood. So please, take some time to remember Michael and his loved ones. There are many who still miss and love him. No matter your stand on the death penalty, here, Michael is the one to be remembered.

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Julius Steen – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
DeWayne Dillard – charged but never tried, in prison for another murder

Mauriceo Mashawn Brown
Mauriceo Mashawn Brown

Last Statement:
Yes, I do. To the victim’s family, I am sorry you lost a brother, loved one, and friend. To my family, I love you all. Keep your heads ups and know I will be in a better place. And you all look after Aleda and make sure she is a part of this family. I appreciate you all and love you. I apologize that you lost a loved one this way. God bless you all. O.K. Warden.

TX Inmate Info: Mauriceo Brown


Kenneth Foster

SID Number: 05331848
TDCJ Number: 01451768
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1976-10-22
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2036-08-19

Next Parole Review Date

Foster offense history


SID Number: 05560425
TDCJ Number: 01162056
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1976-11-04
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2026-08-15

Next Parole Review Date 08/15/2026

Offense History
Offense Date: 1996-08-15
Sentence Date: 2003-03-24
County: BEXAR
Case No.: 1996CR5255D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99


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