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Martin Ehrke Back in Court for Arbuckle Murders

The Arbuckle man accused of killing two women who lived on his almond orchard property says he's not guilty of the murders.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 11:55 AM
Updated: Apr. 4, 2018 2:48 PM

UPDATE 4/4/2018 9:32 a.m.


Colusa County Calif.—The Arbuckle man Martin Ehrke, accused of killing two women on his almond orchard was set to be back in court Wednesday morning.

Ehrke was back in Colusa County Court for the setting of his preliminary hearing.

His preliminary hearing will be May 9th at 8:30 p.m.

Ehrke has pleaded not guilty to murdering 39 year old Kimberly Taylor, and 25 year old Jessica Mazak.

Both of their bodies were found on his property.

Investigators also found a marijuana grow operation on his property.

Ehrke remains in custody with no bail.

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The Arbuckle man accused of killing two women who lived on his almond orchard property says he's not guilty of the murders.

49 year old Martin Ehrke was accused of the murder of 39 year old Kimberly Taylor and 25 year old Jessica Mazak, whose bodies were found in a large freezer and in a pond on the property in late January. All three lived together on the orchard property, where investigators say they found drugs, and a cannabis growing operation.

The coroner said the cause of death for both women was blunt force trauma.

Ehrke pleaded not guilty in Colusa County Superior Court Wednesday morning.

He remains in custody with no bail, and will be returning to court on April 4th.

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