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Bill "Billy" Allan Martin

Bill "Billy" Allan Martin[1, 2, 3]

Male 1982 - 2003  (20 years)

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  • Name Bill "Billy" Allan Martin 
    Born 8 Sep 1982  Seneca County, Tiffin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 2003  Seneca County, Tiffin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I649  Lucius | Decendants of Martinus Lucius & Elisabeth Weiss
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2003 

    Father Richard Allan Martin 
    Mother Penny Ann Siegle 
    Family ID F205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FEBRUARY 19, 2003

      Tiffin man held in shooting death
      By Ryan Good
      Staff Writer
      rgood@advertiser-tribune.com

      A Tiffin man is to appear in Tiffin Municipal Court this morning to answer to an aggravated murder charge stemming from the shooting death of another Tiffin man Monday night at a West US 224 home.

      Michael D. Magers, 32, 540 N. Sandusky St., was arrested Monday night by Seneca County Sheriff's deputies for allegedly killing Bill A. Martin, 20, 3625 S. TR 133, Tiffin.

      Magers was expected to appear at 8:45 a.m. today.

      According to information released by the sheriff's office, deputies were called to 3827 W. US 224 at 9:56 p.m for a dispute between Martin and Magers.

      Martin was taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. Monday.

      Seneca County Sheriff Tom Steyer said the incident occurred at the home of Magers' wife, Jody.

      "All three knew each other," Steyer said.

      After deputies arrived, Magers entered the home and shot Martin, the release states. Afterward, he put down his weapon and surrendered.

      An affidavit filed by the sheriff's office states that Magers used a shotgun, and told the deputies on scene that they were supposed to shoot him.

      Radio log and incident reports from the sheriff's office indicate that a woman from that address called the sheriff's office and reported that her husband had just hit her in the face.

      Those reports also show that the woman's husband smashed out the windshield of her vehicle when she tried to leave. She also stated that the man broke out the glass of a gun cabinet and left the house with a gun.

      Shots were reported fired at 10:17 p.m. Martin was hit twice, reports show.
      The Tiffin Police Department, the Seneca County Prosecutor's Office, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and Bascom Fire and EMS also were called to the scene.

      The affidavit in the case states that Magers admitted to a Tiffin Police officer, while the two sat in a police cruiser, that he had shot Martin. The court paper also says the confession was recorded on videotape.

      Steyer declined to comment further on what type of disturbance occurred at the home. He also declined to say if alcohol was involved.

      Magers was to appear in court Tuesday, but an incident at the jail that landed him in the hospital caused the hearing to be put off to today.

      Magers' attorney Dean Henry said during a brief hearing Tuesday afternoon that his client had suffered what he believed to be minor injuries. He declined to comment further when contacted after the hearing.

      Tiffin City Prosecutor Richard Palau said he understood that Magers had tried to hit his head against a wall.

      The case is expected to be presented to a Seneca County grand jury next Wednesday.
    • February 20, 2003

      Murder suspect sent to mental facility
      By Ryan Good
      Staff Writer
      rgood@advertiser-tribune.com

      A Tiffin man accused of killing another won't appear in court to answer to an aggravated murder charge until next week because he has been taken to a mental health facility in Toledo.

      Michael D. Magers, 32, 540 N. Sandusky St., had been scheduled in Tiffin Municipal Court for an initial appearance Tuesday. That hearing was canceled and reset for Wednesday morning when Magers was taken to the hospital after reportedly hitting his head against a wall.

      After being taken to the hospital, it was determined by Firelands Counseling that he should be taken to the Northcoast Behavioral facility in Toledo, said Lt. William Cunningham, supervisor of the Seneca County Jail.

      The court hearing is now set for 9 a.m. Wednesday. The case is also expected to be presented to a Seneca County Grand Jury that day.

      Magers is accused of shooting Bill Martin, 20, 3625 S. TR 113, Monday night at the home of Magers' wife, Jody, at 3827 W. US 224.

      All three were acquaintances, Seneca County Sheriff Tom Steyer has said.

      According to reports from the Seneca County Sheriff's office, a woman at the address called to report that her husband had hit her in the face, and when she tried to leave, smashed out the windshield of her vehicle. The man also left with a gun, reports show.

      When deputies arrived, Michael Magers had left the house. After their arrival, he allegedly showed back up and shot Martin twice with a shotgun and then surrendered, telling the deputies that they were supposed to shoot him, according to reports and affidavits filed in the municipal court case.

      Martin was taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. Monday.
      The court affidavit shows that Magers admitted to a Tiffin Police officer while the two sat in the officer's cruiser that he shot Martin. The document also states that the confession was recorded on videotape.
    • Billy was murdered last night. He was at a house on 224 and the couple that lived there was having some kind a problem, I'm not sure if Billy was already there or if she called him, but it happened while the Sherrif deputies were there. The husband was outside and shot through a door and hit Billy in the shoulder and chest area, then he busted the door down and shot Billy two more times.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] empty.

    2. [S9] Breathitt County, Kentucky - Family History Website, Jeanette Shouse & Stephen D. Bowling, (1998).

    3. [S1] Lucius Families U.S.A., Volume V, Ophelia RIchardson Wade, (1978).