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Vonda Martin 1995
Vonda in 1995
Vonda Martin 2009
Vonda in 2009
Vonda Martin
Portrayed by Gillian Zinser (1995)
Dawn Olivieri (2009)
Episode Hoodrats
Status Alive

Vonda Martin is a character from "Hoodrats". She is the former girlfriend of Grady Giles and the "could have been" girlfriend of murder victim Nash Simpson in 1995. Vonda was caught in a tussle between the two boys for her affection, though they also had their own battle: being the greatest skateboarder ever! Vonda encouraged Nash to get sponsored by creating his own trick.

In 2009, Vonda is a college professor of photography. When the case was reopened, she was accused of killing Nash because of him "running out on her"--Vonda began to like Nash and wanted to start a relationship with him, but that would never happen. However, she gave the cold case team some videotapes showing Grady doing a skateboard trick that Nash had already done. This would lead them to the real killer, Cal Acevedo.

In the epilogue, Vonda accompanies Nash's brother, Mick Simpson, to the skate park. She is last seen taking pictures.