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26th May
written by Sean Noble

This is horribly tragic.  Please pray for Dean Martin and his newborn son.

Wife of Ariz. treasurer dies after childbirth

State Treasurer Dean Martin’s wife died of complications from childbirth Monday after delivering the couple’s first child.

The child, Austin Michael Martin, is in critical condition.

Kerry Martin, 34, had been married to her husband for 13 years. Austin Martin was born at 7:31 p.m. Monday, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches. Martin spokeswoman Kimberly Yee would not say what complications led to Kerry Martin’s death, or what hospital the death occurred.

House Speaker Kirk Adams read the announcement of Martin’s death Tuesday on the House floor.

“Kerry was a loving wife of 13 years as well as a mother sister, aunt and daughter,” Adams said, his voice breaking.

Funeral arrangements were pending. The family has requested that no cards or flowers be sent.

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