Chicopee man sentenced to life in prison in killing of pregnant woman


TO BE ARRAIGNED LATER IN THE DAY AT SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT COURT. RICH: BENJAMIN MARTINEZ WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. MARTINEZ WAS SENTENCED IN HAMPDEN SUPERIOR COURT TODAY…AFTER A JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF FIRST- DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF A PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER UNBORN CHILD. MARTINEZ WAS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING 35- YEAR-OLD CARIDAD PUENTE AND HER UNBORN CHILD IN 2004. SHE WAS FOUND STABBED 30 TIMES INSIDE HER SPRINGFIELD APARTMENT. ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE… MARTINEZ’S DNA MATCHED THE BLOOD FOUND IN PUENTE’S APARTMENT..AND HIS DNA WAS FOUND UNDERNEATH HER FINGERNAILS. DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANTHONY GULLUNI TOLD 22NEWS…MARTINEZ WAS FOUND GUILTY AFTER JUST 4 HOURS OF DELIBERATIONS. ANTHONY GULLUNI, DISTRICT ATTORNEY: IT WAS CLEAR THAT BENJAMIN MARTINEZ KILLED CARIDAD PUENTE BY EXTREME ATROCITY AND CRUELTY, AND THEREFORE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER, AND WILL SERVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON . RICH: THE JUDGE SENTENCED MARTINEZ TO

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