Country Singer Daniel Lee Martin Kills Himself As Child Abuse Charges Served
Daniel Lee Martin, the host of Sportsman Channel shows like Brotherhood Outdoors, has died. He was 54. Police had gone to Martin’s home to serve warrants on charges of child sex abuse.
Martin first grew to fame as a country singer in the 1990’s, before releasing his debut album, All That I Am, in 2003. He released his follow-up album, On My Way to You, in 2007.
He and his then-wife, Julie McQueen, debuted a show about their relationship, Till Death Do Us Part, in 2016 on CarbonTV. The show ran for two seasons before Martin was charged with three counts of sexual assaults in 2018. After these charges became public, McQueen filed for divorce, ending the show.
Daniel Lee Martin’s Sexual Assault Charges
According to Deadline, police went to Daniel Lee Martin’s New Port Richey, Florida residence, intending to serve nine warrants involving sex with children. However, Martin did not respond, resulting in a call to the local SWAT team. When investigating his home, police found Martin unresponsive, and he was declared dead.
Previously, Martin had been charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition and prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscenity on January 27th of this year. This, along with his other charges, brings Martin to fourteen charges against him at the time of his death.
After some digging, it appears Martin’s name has been scrubbed from both the Sportsman Channel and the CarbonTV website. After a simple direct search of his name in quotations, only one result came back between the two networks. The page for Till Death and Backstage have been taken down as well.
We at Talent Recap would like to offer our condolences to Daniel’s friends and family during this difficult time.