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Sylmar Man Imprisoned for Father's Death, Brother's Injury in Family Dispute PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 05:33


This makeshift memorial was left at the accident site

A 27-year-old disabled Sylmar man has been sentenced to 11 years and six months in state prison for killing his father and injuring one of his brothers with a sports utility vehicle, in a confusing and tragic incident that occurred in June 2011.

Martin Martinez pleaded no contest to charges of voluntary manslaughter and attempted voluntary manslaughter in the incident that took place the morning of June 7, 2011, outside the family home in the 13200 block of Bradley Avenue, near Oxford Street.

That day, Martinez argued with two of his brothers and later drove a vehicle operated with hand controls, hitting his brother Luis, who suffered fractures to both legs, and then their father Francisco Martinez, 62, who died at the scene.

Outside the family home, Jesus, one of Martinez' brother, told the San Fernando Valley Sun/El Sol at the time that he and his two brothers and father had been fighting, and several punches were thrown. The argument spilled outside, ending with Martinez getting into the vehicle and running down his family members.

Jesus said the fight involved a dog that got out of the house and broke a door at the family residence.

He also said his brother Martin was confined to a wheelchair after being injured in a shooting years before. "I don't know what could have gotten into him," said Jesus of the actions of his brother at the time, noting that the family had never argued this way before.

According to Jesus, Martin dragged his father and brother with the vehicle for about 25 feet on the sidewalk before coming to a stop. According to police, when they arrived on the scene the father was still trapped under the vehicle. The brother was nearby, lying in the street.

When the San Fernando Valley Sun/El Sol visited the scene after the incident, one could see a brick mailbox shattered, where someone had fixed some of the bricks in the shape of a cross. Tire marks were visible on the street outside the house.

Martinez sat during the Jan.7 sentencing and then asked—through his attorney— that he be allowed to serve his time at a state prison in San Luis Obispo designed for inmates in wheelchairs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Clifford Klein said he would accommodate the request if the facility were appropriate.

The family is originally from Michoacan, Mexico and worked in construction.

– Alex Garcia

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 05:37

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