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NCFM Member ‘Kit Martin’ Indicted for Murder in Kentucky

May 21, 2019


If you are familiar with this website and our work, you know that several years ago we were deeply involved in helping U.S. Army Major Christian (Kit) Martin overcome numerous false allegations which turned his life upside down and destroyed an otherwise stellar career as an Army Helicopter Group Commander.

In brief, Major Martin asked his abusive, unfaithful, pathologically lying wife for a divorce. In turn, she told him that she would destroy him. She did, with one devious ploy after another.

His ex-wife, Joan Adele Martin, aka Joan Adele Guerra, aka Joan Adele Harmon was, among other things, a bigamist and was never legally married to Major Martin. She was charged and convicted of bigamy in Christian County Kentucky. Consequently, Major Martin and Joan’s marriage was annulled.

Joan’s husband by marriage had no idea where she and their children were until defense investigators located him.

Calvin Phillips, Major Martin’s neighbor,was involved in an extra martial affair with Joan Adele Martin, aka Joan Adele Guerra, aka Joan Adele Harmon. On November 18, 2015 he was found shot dead in his house. And, his wife Pam and another neighbor, Ed Dansereau were murdered and found dead about a mile away in a burned-out car.

Local news media covering the story at the home filmed CID agents from nearby Fort Campbell at the scene. Why were they there? Calvin Phillips was scheduled to testify at Martin’s upcoming court martial on charges however this is one of many twists in this story.

Calvin Phillips was originally scheduled to testify for the prosecution; however, he was interviewed by two investigators from Martin’s defense team, two weeks prior to his death. At the conclusion of that interview, new information was developed that revealed that he would have ultimately provided testimony that would have debunked Joan Harmon’s incredulous pattern of multiple lies and fabrications. An audio recording of that interview was provided to Channel 4 News in Nashville and excerpts were published shortly after the murders.

Facts will ultimately come that will prove Kit Martin had absolutely no motive to want Calvin Phillips dead. In fact, Martin would have sent a limo to pick up Calvin Phillips to drive him to the Fort Campbell courthouse since Calvin Phillips’ testimony would have vindicated Martin.

Martin misdemeanor convictions, which are on appeal. Ten minutes before Martin’s court martial, disingenuous, if not corrupt Army prosecutors dropped all sexual misconduct allegations made by bigamist and habitual liar Joan Adele Martin, aka Joan Adele Guerra, aka Joan Adele Harmon

Why? Prosecutors dropped the charges to prevent her from being cross examined by Martin’s defense lawyers, in which case Joan Adele Martin, aka Joan Adele Guerra, aka Joan Adele Harmon’s load of fancifully malicious and self-serving lies would have been exposed thereby completely jeopardizing the prosecutors case. Simply put, the prosecutors had to save face.

There is much more to this case. Twists, turns, more background and facts we have not published in earlier articles,  even more salacious information about Joan Adele Martin, aka Joan Adele Guerra, aka Joan Adele Harmon and her various amorous and decietful adventures. However, Martin’s defense team has asked us not publish them until we see if Martin’s re arrest is purely a political ploy by Attorney General Andy Besheara.

Suspiciously and interestingly, A.G. Beshear is running in the Democratic primary election on May 21st for Governor. Perhaps Major Martin’s arrest was nothing more than tough on crime grandstanding after a stumbling-bumbling law enforcement investigation by local Keystone Cops. Our NCFM member retired law enforcement officials, attorneys and private investigators are speechless at the ineptness and incompetence of the local Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

NCFM has supported Major Kit Martin since he first reached out to us and we will continue to support him. Kit Martin is an American hero who left a lucrative civilian job to re-enter the military after 9/11, attaining the rank of Major and who was an accomplished Apache Helicopter Pilot who had several deployments to Iraq and overseas.

This whole tragedy and convoluted unraveling story began when Martin simply asked his convicted felon bigamist, and character disordered lying ex-wife, Joan Harmon, for a divorce. She vowed to ruin his life and began an unending series of fantastical lies and fabrications. Combined with a skewed and inept investigation by Army CID and countless examples of prosecutor misconduct by Fort Campbell JAG prosecutors, we have the perfect storm for another destructive tragedy.

Please take the time to review the articles we have posted at as well as those on other sites, including the more than two dozen articles at ‘Military Justice for All’

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NCFM Member ‘Kit Martin’ Indicted for Murder in Kentucky

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12 Responses to NCFM Member ‘Kit Martin’ Indicted for Murder in Kentucky

  1. Jo Jo on June 21, 2021 at 2:48 PM

    I watched every minute of this case. I, like many, many others cannot understand at all how Kit Martin was found guilty!
    There is not one ounce of evidence connecting Kit Martin to these murders, DNA or otherwise. Let’s not forget about the cell phone records. And, on that note, this case should have NEVER have made it past the grand jury as Lt. Smith’s testimony was false! Cell phone records do not lie, nor does DNA.

    This verdict is one of the worst miscarriages of justice that I have ever seen! Here is a veteran who served 30 years protecting our and the 12 jurors’ freedom who now finds his taken away.

    The state and law enforcement was less than honest! The jury did not have all of the facts! For one, how come the jury was not told that Joan Harmon and her son were allowed to plead the fifth???

    Please, please, please, is there anything that we can do? I know he has an excellent defense team, but I would love to help in any way I can. I am a nurse, not an attorney but, there has to be something that we can do to get Kit home back to his family and bring the real murderers to justice.

    • Amanda on July 28, 2021 at 6:59 PM

      Write as many letters as you can to the newspaper editors in Kentucky! This injustice can’t be left unnoticed. Something must be done! Kit Martin is innocent!

  2. marion philips on June 17, 2021 at 10:24 AM

    Hi Im so sorry for Kit and understand what Joan was saying as my ex husband was a narassist whois worth millions and he after I left himhe said to everyone I will destroy me and he never loses anythinfg I had to put up with abuse for 2 years and still shocked that werid woman has been allowed to do 5th & blame everyone and escape been their and got the tshirt but I survived from the madness just wish Kit could have been allowqed how to doan appeal Marion uk

    • Robyn hurley on June 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM

      He is being framed!! I am thoroughly convinced now more then ever before that she is completely guilty! And you habe hundreds if not thousands of people who are 100% behind him. She needs a trial asap

  3. Rudy on June 14, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Chtis- “Kit” Chris Martin is being framed. His bigamist, evil ex-wife JOAN, is guilty of all 3 murders
    She either did the killings herself or had them arranged as a conspiracy. I only hope the jury delivers
    A not guilty verdict so they can charge, indict, and convict the real snake, Joan Harmon

  4. Melvin Roberts on June 14, 2021 at 5:53 PM

    What an incompetent and grossly negligent prosecution!! A first year law student would know to never try this
    case with no evidence except the planted spent casing found by the victim’s sister in the home. This was
    discovered 5 months after the home was thoroughly searched by law enforcement finding nothing, no blood, dna
    Or trace findings linking Chris Martin to the murders. The ex wife, Joan HARMON, who had the opportunity, means
    and motive to commit these murders takes the 5 th and the foolish judge prevents her from testifying..
    By the way who commits a murder and leaves his calling card at the scene, his Dog tag!!
    Please find him not guilty, then charge and convict the obvious killer, Joan Harmon, his bigamist, criminal

    • marion philips on June 17, 2021 at 9:56 AM

      Hi i so so agree with you I have been a victim of a mad narassist lyer which was my exhusband who made it very clear that he never loses and he would destroy me and I feel Kit is a poor innocent guy who has been framed I dont umderstand how joan did the 5th and walks away marion

  5. Rudy D. Siro on June 14, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Chtis- “Kit” Chris Martin is being framed. His bigamist, evil ex-wife JOAN, is guilty of all 3 murders
    She either did the killings herself or had them arranged as a conspiracy. I only hope the jury delivers
    A not guilty verdict so they can charge, indict, and convict the real snake, Joan Harmon

  6. Charles on February 18, 2020 at 7:50 AM

    Thank you for helping Chris Martin who has been wrongly charged. I know his parents and other siblings not a family to produce a murder, but in contrast a family that produced a national hero. I want the people who perpetrated these charges against Chris to be prosecuted. Chris submitted surveillance video to the police, which has mysteriously come up missing. The corrupt police force and District Attorney (now Kentucky’s Governor) should have to pay a price for trying to destroy another man’s life through the corrupt civil and military judicial systems. Thank you again for your help please continue to publish articles that will show the world that Chris Martin is innocent of all charges against him. He should also be re-instated in the military and receive his military pension.

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