06-09-2014, 12:21 PM #1Registered User
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LA - Katherine Martinez, 23, pregnant, murdered in her Terrytown home, 8 June 2014
GRETNA, La. (WGNO) - Jefferson Parish deputies are trying to figure out who stabbed a pregnant woman to death inside her apartment on the Westbank.
Investigators say 23-year-old Katherine Martinez was found lifeless, lying on the kitchen floor. Martinezís family tells deputies she was in her final trimester.
Authorities say the stabbing happened early Sunday morning, just before 1 a.m., at Martinezís apartment on the 600 block of Whitney Avenue near Gretna.
The news has left her neighborís in shock.
ďI didnít really hear the commotion or nothing like that, but if I would tried to intervene; to try to help this lady who is carrying a child. Thatís not right. People donít get involved, I donít get involved. Thereís no Christianity any more,Ē says neighbor Sonte Hebert.
As of Sunday evening JPSO deputies had not named any suspects or a motive.
Read more: http://wgno.com/2014/06/08/pregnant-...#ixzz349xneKyI
06-09-2014, 07:52 PM #2
The Jefferson Parish coroner says a pregnant woman who was killed over the weekend in unincorporated Gretna died from strangulation.
Katherine Martinez, 23, was stabbed as well, but the coroner ruled that the official cause of death was strangulation. Though the unborn child was not stabbed in the attack, the child did not survive.
06-09-2014, 08:11 PM #3
WTH is happening here in Louisiana???
A mom here in town had drown one of her little girls, shot the other one, then shot herself. The funerals were several days ago.
Then there was the disgusting human trafficking case in mid Louisiana.
A woman shot her son and the dog this afternoon here in town.
There have been other murders as well in Louisiana, and now a pregnant woman in Gretna. That is a double murder because the baby is dead also.
Rest in peace, young Katherine and tiny baby. This did not have to happen and should not have.
WTH is wrong with people??
12-07-2015, 08:00 PM #4
From September 2015:
A Honduras native who was living in Larose faces life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree feticide in the 2014 strangling and stabbing of a pregnant woman...
Mullaly said her client and Martinez were in a sexual relationship, but she became pregnant with another man’s baby.
“She had (Calderon’s) DNA under one of her fingernails, but that was the only evidence,” Mullaly said. “Emilio didn’t have an alibi – he gave four different statements before finally admitting to it.”
A Larose man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a pregnant Terrytown woman. Emilio Calderon, 31, was given the mandatory punishment Wednesday (Oct. 7) for second-degree murder of Katherine Martinez last year.
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