Death of Arizona inmate being investigated as homicide

Death of Arizona inmate being investigated as homicide

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Arizona Department of Corrections is investigating the death of a 32-year-old inmate at Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson as a homicide.

According to an ADC news release, Victor A. Martinez was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell by ASPC-Tucson staff around 5:50 a.m. Thursday, June 7.  Staff attempted life-saving measures until emergency crews arrived. Paramedics pronounced him dead at 6:36 a.m.

ADC criminal investigators are working on the cause of death. According to the ADC release they have identified a suspect and will pursue criminal prosecution of anyone identified as responsible for the death of inmate Martinez.

Martinez came to ASPC-Tucson after sentencing in Maricopa County in 2013, and was serving 45 years and six months in the state prison for second-degree murder, child abuse, destruction of public jail and aggravated assault.

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