Double Murder Convict Now – Ethnicity Age And Execution Date
A Fort Worth man James Martinez was executed by lethal injection on March 10, 2009, in Huntsville, Texas, for the murder of two people in their car.
James Martinez is the convicted murderer of Sandra Walton and Michael Humphreys. Sandra was his ex-girlfriend, as they had dated briefly, and during the relationship, he loaned her $1,000. After the relationship ended, Martinez started stalking, harassing, and threatening Walton and quickly demanding a loan refund.
On September 21, 2000. Martinez went to Walton’s condominium in Fort Worth, where he stayed outside for about 20 or 30 minutes, knocking on Walton’s door. During that time, he went with the intention of killing and also said to Walton that her time had come.
Later that evening, Martinez encountered Walton, and her friend, Michael, as they were returning from a trip to buy fast food. After that, Martinez fired 20 to 27 shots from a .223-caliber rifle into their vehicle, hitting Walton nine times and Humphreys eight times. Walton passed away in the driver’s seat of her car, while Humphreys died about 10 feet from the car.
Execution Date – Double Murder Convict James Martinez Has Been Executed
As mentioned earlier, James Martinez is a double murder convict who was executed by lethal injection on March 10, 2009. During that time, his mother, Marta Martinez, was also available. Reportedly, officers brought a wheelchair into the room and removed Marta and her daughter before Martinez was pronounced dead at 6:17 p.m., nine minutes after the injection.
As we know, Martinez was condemned for the fatal shootings of Sandra Walton, 29, whom he dated briefly, and her friend Michael Humphreys outside her Fort Worth apartment in 2000. Not to mention, he was the 11th condemned inmate to get the lethal injection this year in the country’s most active death penalty state.
James Martinez Age and Ethnicity Revealed
James Martinez age was 34 years at the time of his execution. He was born on September 6, 1974, in the United States of America. Besides, he is a native of Tarrant, and his ethnicity is reported to be Hispanic.
Talking about his physical appearance, Martinez had black hair color and brown eyes. And he had an average height of 5 feet 6 inches. As for his education, Martinez studied for 11 years (GED). As per a source, he was a welder and laborer by profession.
James Martinez Murder Details
After James Martinez killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend, police found 27 shell casings from a high-powered Austrian-made military-type rifle at the scene. On the night of the killings, Martinez called his friend Casey Ashford several times. He drove to the farm where Ashford was staying to give him a black canvas bag for Ashford to keep.
Ashford looked in the bag and noticed the rifle, later defined to be the murder weapon, among other items. So, he buried the bag but later informed its location to the police. Moreover, Martinez was sentenced on January 2, 2002.