Paul Steven Martinez to stand Trial for Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Pual MartinezOn Friday, May 24th, 20-year-old Paul Martinez appeared in Magistrate's Court before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, who committed him to stand trial for the murder of 18- ear-old Raheem Smith who was killed on Thursday, July 19th, 2012.

Martinez, who was unrepresented, chose not to challenge any of the police witnesses’ evidence they had against him.  Instead, he told the court he wants the matter to be sent up to the Supreme Court for trial.

With that, the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith told him that he will have to answer to the charge of murder in the next session of the Supreme Court scheduled for September 16th.

Paul Martinez was accused of stabbing Raheem Smith, 18, on Thursday, July 19th, 2012, after they allegedly had an argument about a bicycle. A fight ensued in which Smith ended up punching Martinez to his face. According to witnesses, they saw Martinez leave the area and return with a long knife which he used to stab and kill Smith.