I Will Ruin You: The Wrongful Conviction(s) of Christian “Kit” Martin
The story made headlines around the world. An airline pilot is arrested minutes before boarding a flight on which he was scheduled to work as the first officer. As crew members and passengers looked on in disbelief, Christian “Kit” Martin was led away in handcuffs by a swarm of heavily armed officers for the murders of three of his neighbors. His mugshot in his pilot uniform was plastered all over the internet, along with sensational headlines such as “Monster in the cockpit.” Kit Martin would languish in jail for another two years before he was eventually tried and convicted of that crime. But did the state of Kentucky convict an innocent man?
Kit Martin was an Army Ranger and combat helicopter pilot. He served three tours in Iraq. His troubles began when he told his wife that he wanted a divorce. She responded with a threat. “If you divorce me,” she told him, “I will ruin your career. I will ruin your life, and I know how to do it.” It turned out to be more than just an idle threat.
Author Emilio Corsetti III lays out the facts of the crime, the shocking events that led to a court-martial and subsequent trial for murder, and the lengths the prosecutor and lead detective would take to secure a conviction. I Will Ruin You is a murder mystery and courtroom drama rolled into one unforgettable true crime page-turner.
Coming Spring 2024