18 Sep, 2020 04:00 am

Ex-girlfriend of man accused of killing, dismembering Louisville woman recounts violent episode

New details are emerging about a man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend before traveling to Illinois on a bus with his victim's body parts in tow. News of the arrest and investigation left some in the community stunned after police in Illinois said the murder happened in Louisville on North Hite Avenue. Sign up for our Newsletters One woman who WLKY spoke to, who asked to keep her face hidden and not reveal her last name, said...

"I immediately called my mom and I told her, and she started screaming like, 'That could have been you,' and, 'are you kidding me,'" said Michelle about her reaction after hearing the details of the brutal murder of Ladawndra Ellington.Michelle said she had an emergency protective order against Martin.He's a sick person," Michelle said.Michelle said she met Martin in 2017 and said, at first, everything went well.

He beat me with a belt, a computer, his fists -- anything that he (could) get his hands on," Michelle said.And while several years later the memories are still vivid, Michelle said she feels for the Ellington family.

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