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Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case

Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Published Jun. 23, 2017

The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

It centers around the case against Jose Adame, 29, who was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life.

Landy Martinez, 21, was found dead in a bedroom of the house he shared with Adame in 2011. The couple had only lived together for a few weeks before getting into a fight over a vehicle.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Adame kept Martinez bound in a bathtub for two hours in their Lealman home. After torturing him, Adame then fatally shot his boyfriend in the chest and back of the head.

But when investigators arrived the next morning, they found no evidence of the killing — no murder weapon, no blood, no destruction to the home or furniture.

Adame as convicted in a 2016 trial and then sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The 911 call was used as evidence in Adame's trial. In it, Martinez begged the dispatcher for help and said his boyfriend's name:

"They're going to kill me!" Martinez yelled into the phone as a 911 operator repeatedly asked where he was. "Please, help! Help me! Help me!"

Then later in the call: "Forgive me, Jose. Please, I beg you, papi."

The TV show Murder Calls uses 911 calls as a jumping off point to explore murder cases. The episode will air on Investigation Discovery at 9 p.m. Monday.