Jury finds San Benito man guilty of 2012 murder

Cameron County District Attorney's Office

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:43pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 9:40am

A jury found San Benito resident Robert John Anthony Martinez, 19, guilty today of the November 2012 murder of Angel

Martinez chased down 19-year-old Perez and Perez’s friends in a San Benito neighborhood, because he suspected they
stole a car radio. He then stabbed Perez 18 times and left him for dead.

“The defendant’s criminal history began at a very young age along with his involvement in the gang culture,” District
Attorney Luis V. Saenz said. “Martinez now adds murder to his rap sheet.”

Martinez faces up to 99 years in prison. The jury in the 103rd state District Court will commence sentencing Martinez

Cameron County Assistant District Attorneys Ismael Hinojosa and Edna Dinsdale prosecuted the case.

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