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A jury convicted DeKelvin Martin of raping his girlfriend, Tymika Wright, murdering her 12-year-old child, Savion, and her elderly grandparents, Travis Ivery and Ila Ivery, by stabbing each of them repeatedly, committing aggravated sodomy against Ms. Wright in the presence of the child that Martin and Ms. Wright had together, Christin Martin, and related crimes. The jury found multiple statutory aggravating circumstances related to the murders of Savion Wright and Travis Ivery and recommended a death sentence for those murders, which the trial court imposed, along with a life sentence for the murder of Ila Ivery and other related sentences. Martin appealed, raising a host of alleged errors at trial. Finding no error, the Supreme Court affirmed Martin’s convictions and sentences.