Friday, September 21, 2018
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Deputies: 2009 murder solved, suspect already in jail for unrelated charges

GIBSONTON — More than eight years after a 21-year-old was murdered, detectives say they have solved the crime.

In November 2009, authorities found Victor Martinez, 21 at the time, dead of gunshot wounds to his back and head near the intersection of Powell Road and U.S. 41.

Saturday, Hillsborough deputies charged Charles Andrew Martinez, 28, with first degree murder with a firearm and grand theft motor vehicle. The man was already in county jail, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, on separate homicide charges.

Those charges stem from the 2014 deaths of two women, Lindsay Nicole Greene and Jennifer L. Kalb. After Greene and Kalb died in a charred townhouse, Martinez was accused of stabbing them to death and committing arson, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2014.

Read more: Man charged with murder in October double-slaying at Brandon townhome

Charles Martinez and Victor Martinez, the 2009 victim, are not related, deputies said.

He is being held with no bond.

Contact Langston Taylor at 727-893-8659 or [email protected] Follow @langstonitaylor.

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