Man indicted on murder charge

CNJ Staff

A man captured in Texas after police named him as a murder suspect for the area’s third homicide was indicted for first-degree murder Friday, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney.

Tony Martinez, 51 is accused of fatally shooting Hugo Ochoa May 31 outside a home at 410 Rencher Street.

Ochoa, 32, died at the scene before police arrived, according to court records.
Ochoa was shot once in the back, records show.

Martinez, 51, was charged June 1 with an open count of murder, shooting at a motor vehicle, and a felon in possession of a firearm, but could not be located by police.

Witness statements indicate the two exchanged gunfire, according to records filed in district court.

On June 5, Martinez was arrested without incident in La Mesa, Texas, after police there received information he was at a local hotel.

Martinez will face life in prison if convicted.

Martinez is being held at the Curry County Detention Center without bond, the release said.