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Martinez Cody J

Cody James Martinez - Inmate Photo

Personal InformationEdit

State of Arizona Inmate #151281
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Date of Birth: December 2, 1981 (1981-12-02) (age 35)
Family Information: Unknown
A.K.A. Unknown

Case InformationEdit

Date of Offense: June 12, 2003
Victim: ??, age ?? male

Criminal History Before OffenseEdit

  • Unknown

Crime DescriptionEdit

Martinez and three friends robbed and beat the victim with fists, feet, and the butt of a shotgun. They then bound the victim with duct tape and drove into the desert, where Martinez shot the victim twice with a shotgun, covered his body with trash, and lit him on fire. A patrolling police officer saw the smoke from the fire and apprehended all defendants.

TrialEdit

Judge: Howard Fell
Prosecutor: Teresa Godoy and Kellie Johnson
Defense Attorney: Richard Parrish and Christian Kimminau
Trial commenced on November 1, 2005. On November 9, 2005, the jury returned verdicts of guilty to charges of First Degree Murder and Kidnapping. On November 18, 2005, the defendant was sentenced to death for the murder charge and 20 years for the kidnapping charge.

Post Conviction InformationEdit

In 2008, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld the convictions and sentences.

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