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Iowa woman sought in cousin’s slaying is found in Norfolk

Danaesha Martin (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Sheriff's Office)
Danaesha Martin (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norfolk Sheriff’s Office)

NORFOLK — An Iowa woman sought in the slaying of her cousin has been taken into custody here.

Authorities say 22-year-old Danaesha Martin was detained Tuesday in Norfolk on an Iowa warrant for first-degree murder. Iowa court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.

Authorities say she played a role in the May 31 shooting death of 22-year-old Shavondes Martin. He’d been acquitted in February of shooting to death Otavious Brown.

Shavondes Martin’s mother, Diane Martin , was shot to death in her Waterloo, Iowa home in September. Authorities are saying that, for now, the slayings of Diane and Shavondes Martin don’t appear to be related.

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