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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
GO/NJM 10-25-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.