Update on Incident at 5500 Antoine
November 15, 2006 -- Charges
have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of a man
found at 5500 Antoine #16 on October 24, 2006.
The suspect, Marvin
Alexander Martinez (H/m, DOB 5-15-83), is charged with murder
in the 208th State District Court. He is accused in the killing
of Joe Orlando Cervantes, 47, who was homeless at the time.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Gonzalez and
Officer R.W. Chappell reported:
HPD officers responded to a person down call
after the maintenance man at 5500 Antoine found Cervantes' body
in a vacant apartment. He suffered head injuries and was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Subsequent investigation led homicide officers
to Martinez, a laborer who has worked as a roofer in Orange, Texas.
A photo of Marvin A. Martinez is accompanying this release.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of
Marvin Alexander Martinez is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division
at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update GO/NJM 11-15-06
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