If you were fan 90’s R&B then you probably remember the group Hi-Five. The group had a huge hit that went number one, “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game).” Well, it seems one its group members, Russell Neal, is under investigation for the murder of wife!
According to KHOU, Neal walked into the Harris County Sheriff’s Office station at about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday and told authorities that he had gotten into an argument with his wife Catherine Martinez, 24, and that she was dead in their apartment.
“The deputy contacted HFD, who forced entry into the apartment and found the woman deceased,” said Sgt. Rhodes.
“He wasn’t resisting arrest or fighting with them, or saying anything. When they brought him out in handcuffs, he was just as calm as can be and they just put him in a police car,” said Mary Alice Valencia, who works at a nearby bond office and is accustomed to seeing arrests told KTRK
Martinez was found dead under a blanket. She was stabbed multiple times and was beaten with a heavy metal object. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Neighbors described them as a happy couple with an occasional argument. Neal was said to be a great father and very humbled.
Martinez, who went by Brasilia Martinez, was a fitness model and aspiring boxer. She had two sons, but it unknown at this time were fathered by Neil.
Photographer D Hinez, who worked with Martinez posted a stunning photo of the model with the caption, “Still can’t believe this but RIP @brasiliamartinez1990 gone way too soon . One of the realist people i knew with a strong work ethic and dope personality . Thank you for believing in me.”
Police say that the little boys are now staying with other family members. Neal is in jail and his bond is $100,000.