Man Kidnaps and Rapes Ex-Girlfriend Before Committing Suicide

POSTED: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 5:14pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Authorities say Gerardo Martinez who was married with children could not live without his ex-girlfriend, that's why he raped her and then killed himself.

Tuesday night at 8:30, the 37-year-old broke into his ex-girlfriend's home on Austin Avenue in Alamo, and at gunpoint, duct taped her hands and mouth, put her in her car and drove off for hours. He stopped in an isolated area near 13 Mile Line and Western Road, north of Mission. Officials say that's when Martinez raped the victim and then demanded that she call 911.

“She told the operator he was going to kill her and kill himself and to try to find their location.”

Deputies were able to trace the call and arrived minutes later. They saw the girl running toward their vehicle and as she explained what happened to her, they heard a single shot somewhere around an orchard. They found Martinez’s body with a single shot to the chest.

The 26-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and was released today.

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