VA - Brittany Binger, 16, raped & murdered, James City County, 2 Jan 2005

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Oswaldo Martinez's disabilities may save his life.

    In February the illegal immigrant from El Salvador was charged with raping and killing a 16-year-old James City County girl. But a few days ago, one of Martinez's defense attorneys, Beau Webb, learned that medical experts for both the defense and the prosecution have determined he's incompetent to stand trial because of severe hearing impairments and an inability to communicate.

    Webb thinks a trial is probably out of the question for at least a few years.

    Martinez is deaf, mute, illiterate and knows no formal sign language. He's being held at Central State Hospital, and Webb thinks he'll end up at Western State Hospital, where he can get intensive daily sign language instruction.
    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-50321sy0jul18,0,1150430.story?coll=dp-headlines-topnews
     
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  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-oswaldo-martinez-hearing-20141103,0,4615257.story

    The 16-year-old girl's name was Brittany Binger.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/02/AR2005080200023.html

     
  4. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    August 2016:

    Oswaldo Martinez to remain in Central State Hospital

    http://wydaily.com/2016/08/19/oswaldo-martinez-to-remain-in-central-state-hospital/

     
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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Deaf, mute and accused of murder, an undocumented immigrant has been in legal limbo for 12 years

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/deaf-mute-and-accused-of-murder-an-undocumented-immigrant-has-been-in-legal-limbo-for-12-years/2017/03/13/6f53c29c-fe8d-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.992ba9d88179

     
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    Report: Deaf, mute man accused in 2005 murder remains ‘unrestorably incompetent’

    http://wydaily.com/2017/04/24/report-deaf-mute-man-accused-in-2005-murder-remains-unrestorably-incompetent/

     
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    Deaf-mute man’s capital murder case headed to Supreme Court

    https://wydaily.com/2017/11/03/supreme-court-appeal-impending-for-deaf-mute-man-charged-with-capital-murder-nws/

     

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