NM - Victoria Martens, 10, brutally murdered, Albuquerque, 23 Aug 2016 *Arrests*

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  1. Julindy

    Julindy Well-Known Member

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    Gutted about them being too high profile for General Population, they get protected and Victoria was not..x
     
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  2. Julindy

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    Let's hope other victims come forward to LE,maybe when their older and realise what these monsters were doing was wrong.
     
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    I was thinking,maybe she threatened to hurt her brother if she said anything.
     
  6. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    I regret reading the autopsy report - it makes it sound like they tried to dissect her. They cut her heart out.
    I really think Michelle deserves the death penalty.
     
  7. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Jessica Kelley enters into plea deal, avoids trial in Victoria Martens case (with clip)

    "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Jessica Kelley entered into a plea deal, pleading no contest to six charges related to the death of 10-year-old Victoria Martens.

    In the process, she avoided going to trial.

    The charges included child abuse resulting in death, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit tampering and three counts of tampering with evidence.

    Multiple rape charges were dropped by the district attorney’s office Friday. According to Kelley’s defense attorney, the charges were dropped after it was concluded, by multiple experts, Victoria Martens was not raped on the night she was murdered.

    After the judge accepted the plea deal, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez held a press conference and Kelley faces up to 50 years in prison. However, Kelley's defense attorney, Mark Earnest, said his client would spend about 20 years in prison, with good behavior....

    As part of the plea deal, Kelley is required to cooperate with the investigation surrounding her cousin Fabian Gonzales and testify at his trial. She is also expected to cooperate into the continued investigation into a fourth unknown suspect....

    Gonzales' is awaiting a ruling from the New Mexico Court of Appeals about evidence in the case before a trial date is set."

    Jessica Kelley enters into plea deal, avoids trial in Victoria Martens case

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    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Jessica Kelley moved to western NM prison

    January 18, 2019

    "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The woman who was implicated in the death of 10-year-old Victoria Martens has been moved from the Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center to the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants.

    That's where Kelley will be serving her seven-year sentence for a drug charged that she pleaded guilty to in 2017.

    Kelley has not been sentenced in the Victoria Martens case. She pleaded no contest to six charges related to the death of Victoria.

    Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez said Kelley faces up 50 years in prison on those charges.

    Kelley will be sentenced following Fabian Gonzales' trial...."

    Jessica Kelley moved to western NM prison

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  9. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    No update on the court site for a date for Gonzales....
     
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  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    And looked again - no update for Gonzales.... Guess it's still in the Court of Appeals! :(
     
  11. YESorNO

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    Court questions appeal in Fabian Gonzales case

    Feb 12, 2019

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state Court of Appeals is asking the District Attorney's Office to explain whether its appeal in the Fabian Gonzales should be dismissed as moot following his cousin’s no contest plea.

    Gonzales, along with his cousin Jessica Kelley, are defendants in a case centered on the death of 10-year-old Victoria Martens. In an agreement last month with the DA’s Office, Kelley pleaded no contest to reckless child abuse resulting in death, tampering with evidence and aggravated assault. She also promised to testify against Gonzales.

    Prosecutors in September appealed Judge Charles Brown’s decision to exclude statements Jessica Kelley made in jail, along with evidence of her drug use and prior convictions.

    Gonzales had been set for trial in mid-October, but the appeal put his case on hold indefinitely."

    Court questions appeal in Fabian Gonzales case
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  12. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Just putting this here on the latest updates on Gonzales since the last time.

    Event Date Event Description Event Result Party Type Party # Amount
    01/08/2019 REPLY D 1
    IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO REVIEW CONDITIONS OF RELEASE
    01/07/2019 REPLY D 1
    DEFENSE; TO STATE'S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS MOTION TO GRANT WITNESS USE IMMUNITY FOR JESSICA KELLEY
    01/07/2019 REQUEST FOR HEARING/ SETTING D 1
    MOTION TO REVIEW COR

    link: Stale Session
     
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  13. HistoryNut

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    Tragically, it looks like this case has gone cold. No updates on how they are going to proceed from here and at least one unknown murderer is on the loose. My heart breaks for Victoria. I pray that there will someday be justice for her murder.
     
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  14. Niner

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    Just looked on the court site - nothing new....
     
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  15. Niner

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    Since last post - here is what the court site has - no court date though.

    Event Date Event Description Event Result Party Type Party # Amount
    03/27/2019 ORD: COURT OF APPEALS/SUPREME COURT
    LIMITED REMAND
    03/26/2019 MTN: MOTION P 1
    State's Motion To Find That Defendant Has Waived The Additional Pretrial Interview With Michelle Martens

    link: Stale Session
     
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  16. Chelly

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    This. makes. me. sick.
    My heart aches for poor Victoria. She never had a chance.
     
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  17. YESorNO

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    Update:

    Court documents reveal complications in Victoria Martens murder case


    Apr 27, 2019

    "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Almost three years have passed since the shocking murder of 10-year old Victoria Martens, but the trial for the last remaining suspect isn't even scheduled.

    A trial date for Fabian Gonzales is up in the air, yet trial preparations are still underway.

    KRQE News 13 has learned there's a lot of disagreement between Gonzales' new attorney and prosecutors....

    Martens, Gonzales and his cousin, Jessica Kelley, are the main suspects in the 10-year-old's death.

    To date, Kelley has pleaded no contest and faces up to 50-years in jail. Martens took a plea deal to spend at least 12-years in jail.

    However, neither will be sentenced until Gonzales' case is resolved.

    "Most people think early fall at the earliest, and it could be even into the winter or the new year before we try this case," says Aarons.

    So far, a trial date has not been set and that's because, Judge Charles Brown ruled in favor of the defense to keep his drug history out of evidence at trial....

    Meanwhile, there's still an alleged unidentified fourth person involved in this case. The District Attorney's Office tells KRQE News 13 there are no updates on that. "

    Court documents reveal complications in Victoria Martens murder case

    Court documents reveal complications in Victoria Martens case



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    Slightly o/t but your post made me sob. Then sigh with a deep breath. That the criminals are able to manipulate our Criminal Justice (SIC) System, is a further blight on our ideals. JMO, but the corruption is rampant in our world. Our youngest, and our most vulnerable, are apparently ignored. That's my only word I could come up with here. No one is being trained to REALLY listen when a victim is avoiding their anguish. Their pain. Their innate struggle to make everyone happy. This young child never had a chance to find her inner voice. She will forever be pictured as the innocent child, that she was. Is. As she is a different part of our universe now. Out there. Wherever we might go next. Goofy thoughts for a beautiful life, gone way too soon. Love & Peace.
     
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