Jose Martinez

Op-Ed: The impact of DNA cold hits on solving crimes
News Op-Ed 10/04/2013 at 12:09PM

QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICHARD A. BROWN Last week my office announced that a Queens grand jury had indicted Jose Martinez for raping and murdering a 23-year-old Astoria woman in 2009. Martinez was indicted as a result of a DNA cold hit following a 2012 reckless endangerment conviction for which he was required to provide a [...]

Arrest in 2009 murder, rape of Astoria student
Arrest in 2009 murder, rape of Astoria student
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2013 at 7:19AM

Updated Thursday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. Four years after the brutal killing of a 23-year-old Astoria student, police have arrested a man for her rape and murder. Jose Martinez, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the July 2009 death of Carmen Saldana, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. He has also [...]