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Press Release Cole Martin Press Release

For immediate release:
10/20/2017
  • Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

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Michael O'Keefe, District Attorney

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Cape and Islands — District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced today that Cole Martin (DOB 1/31/2000) was arraigned on the charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing death of James Dean (DOB 1/26/1973), which occurred in Yarmouth on January 6, 2017.

Cole Martin appeared in Barnstable District Court today and entered pleas of not guilty to the charges. Judge Kathryn Hand ordered Martin to be held without bail and sent him for a mental health evaluation.

Martin is due back in Barnstable District Court for a pretrial hearing on February 8th.

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe remarked “This is a disturbing case and as we gather information we will continue to review it”.

The case remains under investigation by Yarmouth Police and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.

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Media Contact for Cole Martin Press Release

Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office 

The District Attorney for the Cape & Islands District represents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of all criminal offenses that occur within the Jurisdiction.  The District Attorney for the Cape & Islands District also has civil jurisdiction in narrowly defined areas, most notably the forfeiture of drug proceeds under General Laws, Chapter 94C.  Cases are prosecuted at all levels of the state judicial system including the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, and the Trial Court Departments of the Superior, District, and Juvenile courts.

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