American Airlines Pilot Arrested For Triple Homicide
An American Airlines pilot was arrested on Saturday at Louisville airport for triple homicide.
Christian R. Martin, 51, was taken into custody for the 2015 murders of Calvin and Pamela Phillips of Pembroke and Edward Dansereau.
“I hope this is a day that brings some justice to these families,” the attorney general said in a statement. “There are many steps from here, but we hope this is one example of when you never stop seeking justice, when you never give up, that we can truly get important results for these families.”
Police state that Calvin Phillips was shot to death at his home and his wife’s body along with their neighbor, Edward Dansereau, was found in a burned car.
The grand jury indicted Martin on three counts of murder, one count of arson, one count of attempted arson, burglary and three counts of tampering with evidence.
“Every day, we are haunted by what was done to them and haunted further that someone was still free to do as they wish, beyond the civility of mankind or laws of our nation,” the families of the Calvin and Pamela Phillips, and Dansereau said in a statement. “We are overwhelmed with this positive step towards resolution for people we love dearly…We look forward to justice in court, and we look forward to a verdict to bring an end to this terror, and a fresh start at healing.”
American Airlines told ABC News that Martin passed a criminal background check that found “no criminal history that would disqualify him from being a commercial pilot.”
“All of us at American Airlines and PSA Airlines are deeply saddened to have learned about these allegations from 2015,” the airline’s statement read. “Our team was made aware of the indictment [Saturday] morning after his arrest at Louisville International Airport. We have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members, and we will provide any investigative assistance possible to law enforcement throughout their investigation.”
Martin has denied the allegations, but, peviously said that he thought Phillips was having an affair with his wife.
— KY Attorney General (@kyoag) May 11, 2019