By all accounts, Julia Martin had everything going for her. A great career, ambition, and a loving family. But that all came to an end when she broke up with her soon-to-be husband, according to her father Derrick Martin.
Just days after Derrick spent time with his daughter, she informed him that she was ending her engagement to Rodney Harvey.
“She never went into that much detail about how bad it was, she was just telling me that they had broke it off and that she was planning on giving the ring back,” Derrick recalled.
But when she broke up with Harvey and he came to collect the engagement ring, he not only stabbed her to death, but also jumped from her apartment and committed suicide.
After being stabbed, Julie tried to save her own life and called/texted friends and family members for help. One friend hung up because they thought she was joking, and her father didn’t get the messages until it was too late.
“Not only did she call me, she texted me while she was going through all this,” Derrick said Monday. “She was calling everybody, saying that she wanted help. She called another friend and she was panting over the phone, trying to get her breath. He thought it was a prank and he hung up on her. He feels so bad.”
And in a twist of irony and crassness, Harvey’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his burial.