Grand jury indicts Martinez on murder charge

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A 55-year-old Bosque Farms man accused of shooting and killing his niece last month was indicted by a Valencia County grand jury last week.

The man, Marvin M. Martinez, was indicted on an open count of murder on charges he shot and killed Ashley Raulerson, 20, on Oct. 12 at his home near La Plata and Manzanito drives.

According to a Bosque Farms Police Department report, Raulerson was shot twice in the head while she was at her residence on the 1100 block of Manzanito Drive in Bosque Farms.

Raulerson lived with Martinez and her grandmother, who was home at the time of the incident.

On the morning of the incident, Bosque Farms police responded to a 911 call regarding a stabbing at the house near La Plata and Manzanito drives. The report said police first talked with the grandmother, who said, "Ashley muerta," after she was questioned outside of her home.

Shortly after, police found Raulerson motionless on the couch with a "clear wound to the head" and a lever-action rifle laying in a nearby bathroom, according to the report.

The woman told police Raulerson had been shot twice by Martinez, and that at one point, she injured her hand grabbing for the rifle.

Later that night, police were still looking for Martinez who reportedly left the scene in a two-door white 2005 Dodge pickup truck.

At 7:45 p.m., police arrested Martinez after getting a tip that the suspect was at a family member's residence at Sylvana Court in Peralta.

Martinez is being held without bond at the Valencia County Detention Center.


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