I’ve been pretty sidetracked this week working on a non-crime beat project at the newspaper and feel bad I didn’t get this info posted when I heard about it earlier in the week. In the meantime, the Journal North got the story out in Friday’s edition.
Notorious criminal defendant Daniel Martinez, 46, who has been acquitted of rape and murder charges in the 1990s and had rape and kidnapping charges dropped from a recent case in Santa Fe in which he escaped New Mexico State Police custody, is back in jail.
He was booked into the Santa Fe County jail on Tuesday after a woman calims he assaulted her on New Years Eve. He is also currently on probation for his recent plea deal with the state on that escape conviction.
For more details, here is Vic Vela’s article in Friday’s Journal North: