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A man charged with murder for shooting two brothers to death at the Motel 6 in downtown Columbus has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters sentenced Jacob Andrew Martel to 30 years in prison, with 18 years to serve and the remainder on probation.Martel claimed that he shot Eric Giddens, 21, and Quindarrius Giddens, 22, in self-defense at the 1325 Veterans Parkway Motel on March 24, 2021, when the two brothers attempted to rob him.
Martel told police that the brothers tried to take a gun that he had offered to sell. Investigators decided the pair had tried to rob Martel, using a pellet gun that looked like a real gun, but they were trying to take a pound of marijuana, not a gun.The robbery was interrupted by Martel’s cousin, who returned after leaving the room to buy food at Burger King. The cousin returned with his hands full and saw through the door that a gun was pointed at Martel’s head. He pulled his own gun from him, backed away and yelled at other guests to call the police.
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A three-minute standoff ensued, as the brothers held Martel in the room and yelled at the cousin that they just wanted to leave and that they would let Martel go if the cousin caved. They eventually released Martel, who left the room, grabbed his cousin’s gun and began shooting, prosecutors said. He first shot Eric Giddens in the corridor outside the room, then shot him again. He walked into the room and shot Quindarrius Giddens in the back.
Martel, 25 at the time, packed the gun and drugs in duffel bags and hid them before police arrived. In addition to the marijuana, he had 40 grams of methamphetamine. Martel pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of voluntary manslaughter and trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
The prosecutor was Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly. Martel was represented by defense attorney Michael Garner. Martel had planned to plead self-defense at trial, although police considered the shooting unnecessary as he and his cousin were in no danger once he left the motel room