Russell Neal: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Parents, Net Worth, Hi Five

Russell Neal: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Parents, Net Worth, News, Brother, Birthday, Whereabouts: Russell Neal is a former member of an R&B band called HiFive. Neal was among the establishing individuals from the platinum-selling R&B bunch in 1989. The founding members of the band consisted of  Tony Thompson, Roderick “Pooh” Clark, Marcus Sanders, Russell Neal, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, native, Toriano Easley. On the Billboard, top 100 in 1991 HiFive has their song number 1. Despite his success as a struggling artist he has been accused of murdering his wife Catherine Martinez.

Russell Neal Murder of wife

Russell Neal Birth Details

The exact date of birth of Neal is not available however it is known that he was born in the mid-1970s in Waco, Texas., United States of America (USA). Since his birthday is not known we are not aware of his zodiac sign. His ethnicity is also not known. It is believed that he follows Christianity. His age is near about 50 years is what we could gather about him.

Russell Neal Family

Russell was born to his mom named Evelyn T Neal who was a specialist and his dad Neal II who was a legal counsellor. He is a middle child and has two siblings Rodney and Ronald Neal. He has two children with Catherine Martinez. The name of their children is Raphael and Diego currently are aged 14 and 12 years approximately.

Similar to his story, Russell’s younger brother Ronald Neal was also called out for murdering his own wife- Stovyne Magee in 2008 in Arlington, Texas.

Neal murder charge

Russell Neal Career

Neal was among the establishing individuals from the platinum-selling R&B bunch in 1989. He acquired prominence in 1990 after the gathering scored many Top 10 hits, and furthermore a top hit on RCA records in 1991 I Like the Manner.

Russell Neal Wife

The wife of Russell Neal was Catherine Martinez. She was a fitness model and a trainer. The age gap between the couple was huge. There are charges against him for murdering his wife on July 2014. It is reported that his wife was stabbed multiple times and it was he only who reported to the police her death. He surrendered in a way by telling the police that the couple was fighting before the change of events took place. The place where the incident took place was the victim’s apartment in Houston. The custody of their children Raphael and Diego who were aged 3 and 5 at that time was said to have been given to Neal’s mother.

There are claims that suggest that Neal was an abusive person in the marriage. It is also the fact that he reported the murder 2 days after the incident took place and for two whole days he had his children locked up in different rooms. The incident must have been very traumatic for the children as well.

Russell Neal Family

Russell Neal’s Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $10 Million.

Russell Neal News

Russell was accused of first-degree murder in 2014 for the supposed homicide however he still received his bond of $100,000. After two months, the bond was denied since he was repeatedly saying that he is ‘Jesus Christ’ and was asserting madness. Though the police refused to believe him in his madness and according to them they knew what he was trying to prove and how he was trying to avoid the charges of the suspected murder. Even though it was reported when he came to tell the police about his fight he did not say anything about the murder he kept saying that she needed medical assistance which may also align with him not being mentally stable.

Russell Neal Whereabouts

At present Russell Neal, due to his display of insanity was declared as being unfit to stand trial even after being charged with first-degree murder. He is in a mental institution at Rusk State Hospital in Texas since 2014.

Here is the full Bio/ Wiki of Russell Neal his birthday, born country, age,  marital status, wife, profession, nationality, education, net worth, religion, social media, children and height.

Russell Neal Information Table

Full Name Russell Neal
Birth Day Mid-1970
Age 50 (Approx)
Birth Sign Not known
Birth Country Waco, Texas, USA
Profession R&B singer
Mothers name Evelyn T Neal
Fathers name Neal II
Education (High School / College / University) Not Known
Nationality British
Religion Christianity
Wife Catherine Martinez
Children 2
Social Media Instagram
Net Worth $10 Million
Height in Feet Not known

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Lesser Known Facts About the R&B singer

  • He is the second child of his parents and is the younger brother of Rodney Neal and the elder brother of Ronald Neal.
  • He had been proven unstable in order to stand for trial for the first-hand murder of his wife.
  • Russell Neal is not the first one in the family going through these accusations similar charges have been laid on his younger brother back in 2008.
  • There were claims after the murder that Russell was an abusive husband and that Catherine would often come with bruises to his home but hid them with makeup.
  • After a few hits in his band HiFive, he decided to leave and it was a mistake since he struggled to gain fame back.


  1. Who is Russell Neal?

Russell Neal is one of the former members of an R&B band called HiFive. Neal was among the establishing individuals from the platinum-selling R&B bunch in 1989.

2. Who is the wife of Russell Neal?

The wife of Russell Neal was Catherine Martinez and he has been accused of the murder of his wife in 2014.

3. Where is Russell currently?

Russell Neal is currently in a mental asylum in Rusk State in Texas, USA.

4. How many children does Russell have?

Russell has 2 children with Catherine Martinez. The name of his children is Raphael and Diego.

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