Man arraigned on murder charge, confronted by victim’s family

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Robert Crisostomo (Courtesy of Santa Fe County jail)

In an otherwise run-of-the-mill docket day for State District Judge Stephen Pfeffer, the arraignment proceeding for Robert Crisostomo had a sliver of drama.

The brother of Jamie Martin, the man Crisostomo is charged with murdering in mid-December in his Santa Fe apartment with a machete and a kitchen knife, shouted “Devil!” at him as he was being escorted out of the courtroom. A sheriff’s deputy then had to see to it the brother was also escorted out.

The courtroom was far too crowded to have given the brother a clear path to Crisostomo, who was in shackles at the time, but the briefly tense moment certainly had the courtroom’s attention for a moment.

State district judge Stephen Pfeffer ordered Crisostomo to remain in jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond for the murder charge. Crisostomo has been in jail since his Dec. 15 arrest. He is being represented by local defense attorney Val Whitley.

Here are a couple of related links from past coverage of the case:

Also, the family of Martin, who was unemployed and suffering from cancer at the time of his death, still has open a memorial fund to help with expenses. It is at Wells Fargo bank under the name “Jamie K. Martin Memorial Fund.”

  1. Natalia Luciani says:

    Well i look completely stupid after this. Robert is my ex boyfriend after i left him my life turned out for the better and i had a baby with someone else. That sucks for him. But im glad i left when i did.

  2. shark keylargosailing says:

    the new mex courts suck they let this guy off with a 6 year plea and now in a few years he can get to kill again see jamie was my brother and now he is gone and this murder’re will be set free to go into another person home and cute them up like my brother see this was just not a reg murder it was real bloody and so bad that the court just should have at least givin his 30 years to life but no new mex court are like the worst in the country in my book how the hell can they let him go with 6 years im just hopeing someone kills him while locked up or when he get out it hurts me to see him just walk the DA had the case rapped up and he let the case plea out thats just a lack of work and money on there part of the new mex court and state it just not right so so sad brother rest in peace jamie k martin we will miss u so ur bro mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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