Rosalie Martinez was happily married to a lawyer in the Tampa, Florida area and had four children with that man. Until 1996, Martinez was a mitigation specialist, meaning that she brought documentation about a defendant in a court case to the defense, often murder trials. This all changed the day she met Oscar Ray Bolin, a man better known as “Bolin the Butcher.” He was convicted of the 1986 sexual assaults and murders of three young women between the ages of seventeen and twenty six. She felt a connection with the alleged killer and ended up leaving her family to marry him in 1995, the same year they met. As strange as it may sound, Martinez stood by her lover through eight consecutive murder trials and the death sentence. According to sources, she can still be found in the legal field working for a firm that helps the defense overturn the verdict of capital punishment cases.