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Minor Character: New York
Name Charles Martin
Gender Male
City New York
Occupation Art collector
Pathology Budding Serial Killer
Modus Operandi Stabbing, strangulation
No. of Victims 2 killed
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Josh Radner
First Appearance Nothing for Something

Charles Martin is a budding serial killer appearing in Nothing for Something in CSI:New York.


Martin was a close friend of missing and dead woman Christine Moreno, also moonlighting as a budding serial killer of women he'd find in bars. He'd collect old art and use that as a talking point as part of his seduction. When Moreno disappeared and was assumed to be another victim, the killings were traced to him. He was corned on a rooftop, where he threatened to jump and suicide himself, but he was talked down by Jo Danville schmoozing him enough to think he had a chance to talk his way out of a worse sentence. Yet this was a ploy, as when he shamelessly confessed in his own apartment to the murders, referring to the women as "takers just like me". He was soon after arrested and incarcerated. He beforehand mentioned he knew Moreno and would never care to hurt her because he cared about her, offering new information to help find her: he stayed with her for a week before checking into a hotel, which later revealed a crime scene. She was eventually revealed to be dead, having been murdered by her husband Vincent.

Modus Operandi[]

Martin would target women he picked up in bars and seduced for sex. Once he got them up to his apartment, he'd make out with them enough for them to not expect the need to fight back, then he would kill them in their lingerie by stabbing them with his right hand and strangling them with his left. He then wrapped their bodies in sheets and tossed them into wooded areas to be found later.

Known Victims[]

  • Macy Martinez
  • Patricia Kelly