Eric Maes Wiki
Little. A Man Admits His Son Deliberately Hitting His Mother During a Child Abduction Attempt
Eric Maes faces first-degree murder and kidnapping charges for Tuesday’s incident that killed Brittany Martie.
An Arizona man is accused of deliberately riding and killing his son’s mother in order to kidnap his baby.
On Tuesday night, 30-year-old Brittany Martie died trying to stop her 10-month-old son from abducting his alleged father by his indifferent father.
Martie was thrown from a van with her 10-month-old son, Abel Maes. He was allegedly driven by the baby’s father Eric Maes while he was speeding up.
According to the Peoria Police, the police issued an AMBER Warning for Abel, who is in “in good health” after receiving a report Wednesday morning of an abandoned child 11 miles from where police officers were taken.
A warning for Martie’s car, a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was also posted. The vehicle was found abandoned somewhere just four miles from Abel. Maes was located and detained after a short chase with the police. Peoria police announced on Thursday that he was initially charged with manslaughter, but now faces first-degree murder and kidnapping charges.
According to court documents obtained by the Republic of Arizona, the charges were raised after Maes allegedly told the police that he was driving his car to Martie on purpose.
Maes also allegedly admitted that Martie knew she was going to pick up Abel, one of her relatives who were babysitting the child on Tuesday, and that she was waiting for her to jump in her car and come to pick up the child.
Additional Charges in Homicide/Kidnapping Case
New charges for Maes are:
Frist Degree Murder
Theft of Means of Transportation
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Speaking to Cumhuriyet, Martie’s longtime friend, Melanie Cowan, said the 30-year-old boy was absurd, affectionate and strong.
“He was a sweet, tiny, cute little thing, but he had five times as much power,” Cowan told the newspaper. Cowan remembered meeting Maes when the pair were dating.
“I only met him once and I knew at that moment I didn’t like him.” She said and revealed that Maes controlled and was allegedly violent at times, and that the police recorded it in documents received by the Republic.
“For the past few months it has been difficult to talk to him because of Eric and I know he has driven him away from everyone, and I never knew if it was he or he was going to be the person I was talking to,” Cowan said. According to the republic.
Recently, Cowan said Martie has taken steps to take care of herself and her son, including starting a new job and finding a new safe place to live. But eventually this love and devotion to his son would lead to his death as well.
“The sheer power he had for that baby – I wouldn’t expect anything else from him,” Cowan told the Republic. “He fought and fell to the ground, and that’s not surprising.”
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